It’s getting a bit chilly up here in New York City! Can you feel the goosebumps raising on your arms yet?
Research shows that 20% of heat is lost through windows, therefore, energy efficiency in your window treatments is a must-have feature.
This season, stop wasting money on large energy bills to warm your home or office and purchase new insulating window treatments.
Examples of energy efficient window treatments include:
Cellular Shades, also known as honey comb shades are one of the best window treatments for energy efficiency. Cellular shades use cell pockets to trap air around your windows, keeping your area warm during the cold seasons.
Cellular Shades are available in a wide variety of colors and designs to fit your preference and can even be customized to be cordless and motorized to comply with The Window Covering Safety Council’s standards for child safety.
Contrary to popular belief, drapes/curtains are not just used for visual appeal. Drapery, when lined properly, can insulate your home in the winter by preventing heat from escaping through your windows.
When purchasing curtains for energy efficiency, consider:
- Using a fabric that doesn’t allow air to pass through it easily.
- Adding an insulating layer
- Making your drapes a longer length that reaches way past the bottom of the window.
Other window treatments that can provide insulation during the winter include certain shades, shutters, and even blinds.
To learn more about energy efficient window treatments or to take advantage of our current promotions, contact one of our knowledgeable designers today!