In Chicago, homeowners are always searching for ways to save money on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the number one reason for 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 money on your power bills.
After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality signal how good it is at minimizing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barricade to the effect of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that results in the perfect second wall between you and the weather outside. Look at Polywood®
, for example. Its advanced insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Chicago, if not the US. And with airflow reduced, your heating and cooling system has to work less to counter the influence of IL’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.
In addition, 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 eliminate heat transfer. And what the window treatment is composed of greatly impacts its ability to stop heat and cold from fluctuating 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 temperature in the room is pleasant and unaffected by the climate outside. Reducing heat transfer means less power is 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 translates into actual dollars saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to take full advantage 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 an 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 847-250-6544 or submitting the form below.