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3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills

August 18, 2015

In Fort Myers, homeowners are always looking for ways to save actual bucks 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.

Minimize Airflow

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 blocking 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 makes for the perfect second wall between you and the weather outside. 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 Fort Myers, if not the US. And with airflow reduced, your heating and cooling system has to work less to counter the impact of FL’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. Stacked up against other shutters on the market, that’s the highest thermal resistance rating of insulation material.

And, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can influence room temperature. This means less energy is lost on countering the effects of heat and humidity.

Reduce Heat Transfer

Window treatments are a wonderful way to reduce heat transfer. And what the window treatment is made 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 atmosphere in the room is pleasant and unimpacted by the climate outside. Reducing heat transfer results in less power 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 results in actual money saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to take full advantage of your energy savings, combine Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film adds an extra layer of protection, rejecting up to 87% of solar heat and blocking 99% of harmful UV rays.

Ready to get your energy savings? During your in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you just how energy efficient Polywood shutters can be. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 239-208-6577 or submitting the form below.

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