Energy efficient window treatments will help keep your rooms cool in the summer and warm in the winter, creating the perfect atmosphere all year round.
Window shades can be one of the simplest and most effective window treatments for saving energy. To conserve energy, lower shades on sunlit windows during the summer. Similarly, shades on the south side of a house should be raised in the winter during the day, then lowered at night. Motorized lifts and automated timers also offer a convenient way to regulate the light coming into your home.
Cellular shades are particularly energy efficient. A honeycomb design creates an air pocket between the window glass and the interior of your room. This extra layer of insulation keeps heat and cold from penetrating windows, conserving energy year-round.
Draperies can greatly reduce the intensity of the sun coming through your windows. They also allow you to easily regulate the temperature of your home, maintaining a comfortable environment for your family.
During the summer, you can prevent heat gain by closing the draperies on windows receiving direct sunlight. Studies demonstrate that medium-colored draperies can reduce heat gain by 33%. When drawn during cold weather, most conventional draperies can reduce heat loss from a warm room by up to 10%.