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3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills

August 18, 2015

In Boise, homeowners are always looking for ways to save real dollar on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the main source of heat waste. But only a few recognize that window treatments can make the difference between a house that’s easily cooled and heated and one that is a headache to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save actual bucks on your power bills.

Minimize Airflow

After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality tell you how good it is at minimizing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no defense against the influence of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that makes for the perfect second wall between you and the external climate. Look at Polywood®, for example. Its state-of-the-art insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Boise, if not the United States. And with airflow reduced, your heating and cooling system works less to counter the effects of Idaho’s weather.

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Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption

In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Compared to other shutters in the industry, that’s the most thermal resistance rating of insulation material.

On top of that, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can impact room temperature. This means less energy is spent on offsetting the effects of heat and humidity.

Reduce Heat Transfer

Window treatments are a great way to reduce heat transfer. And what the window treatment is composed of greatly affects its ability to stop heat and cold from changing the temperature in the room. Your window is best covered with a shutter such as Polywood. With a 45.96% reduction in heat transfer, Polywood shutters make sure that the climate in the room is pleasant and unimpacted by the weather outside. Reducing heat transfer means less power is needed to maintain the temperature of the room.

Get Your Energy Savings

Polywood shutters are up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more than aluminum blinds. This means actual money saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to make the most of your energy savings, couple Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film adds another layer of protection, rejecting up to 87% of solar heat and blocking 99% of harmful UV rays.

Ready to get your energy savings? During the in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you just how energy efficient Polywood shutters are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 208-609-9129 or submitting the form below.

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