In Southern California, homeowners are always interested in ways to save real dollar on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the biggest 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 an ordeal to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save actual bucks on your power bills.
After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality are the main factors in how good it is at decreasing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barrier to the effect of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that creates the perfect second wall between you and the external climate. Consider Polywood®
, for example. Its progressive insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Southern California, if not the United States. And with airflow mostly eliminated, your heating and cooling system works less to counter the influence of California’s climate.
Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption
In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Stacked up against other shutters in the industry, that’s the most thermal resistance rating of insulation material.
And, 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 wonderful way to eliminate heat transfer. And what the window treatment is comprised from greatly influences 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 ensure that the atmosphere in the room is pleasant and unaffected by the weather outside. Reducing heat transfer results in less power needed to regulate 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 results in actual bucks saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to make the most of your energy savings, combine Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film is an added 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 in-person how energy efficient Polywood shutters can be. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 888-611-2474 or submitting the form below.