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Warmer Winters – Cooler Summers – Lower Energy Bills.

A typical home without energy-efficient windows treatments can lose as much as 50% of its heating and cooling energy through its windows and doors, depending on the season.   Proper coverage of your windows with energy-efficient window treatments can reduce your energy bills from heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.

Not all window coverings are created equal when talking about R-values and energy savings. Typical horizontal blinds have an average R-value of 2.5 while honeycomb shades are better insulators and have an R-value between 3.25 to 5.0 depending on the fabric selection.   By increasing the R-value of your window coverings, you can decrease your energy bills and make your home more comfortable no matter what the season.

Heat transfer

It is a scientific fact that heat moves toward cold which is why in the winter so much of your homes warmth can be lost through window and door openings that are not properly covered.  Energy Efficient window treatments provide insulation to reduce this heat loss in the colder months.  Look for honeycomb shades, Roman Shades or Hunter Douglas Solera Soft Shades with insulating air pockets to provide comfort and style for your home.

Heat Gain

The warmth of the sun can turn any room into an uncomfortable hot-box as well as damage furnishings with harmful UV rays.  Increased air-conditioning costs along with annoying glare are also concerns in warmer months.  Reducing the solar energy – heat that comes through window and door openings will not only improve your energy costs, but will protect your flooring and furnishings from fading and discoloring from harsh sunlight.

Window Coverings

Window coverings can be the greatest investment for energy savings.  Energy efficient shades can also protect your furniture, art, wood flooring as well as your carpet from damaging UV rays.  Call (541) 317-4684 today for a free in-home consultation on how to improve the energy efficiency in your home or office with energy efficient window coverings from Aloha Blinds & Designs.