In Austin, homeowners are always searching for 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 a nightmare 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 tell you how good it is at blocking airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no defense against the impact 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 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 Austin, if not the United States. And with airflow minimized, your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard to counter the influence of Texas’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 best thermal resistance rating of insulation material.
In addition, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can influence room temperature. This means less energy is lost on resisting the effects of heat and humidity.
Reduce Heat Transfer
Window treatments are a brilliant way to minimize heat transfer. And what the window treatment is made of greatly affects 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 certain that the temperature in the room is pleasant and unadulterated by the temperature outside. Reducing heat transfer results in less power needed to adjust 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, couple 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 the in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you just how energy efficient Polywood shutters truly are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 512-549-6077 or submitting the form below.