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3 Window Treatments That Increase Your Energy Cost Savings

Many homeowners dress up their windows to add visual interest to their rooms. But with the right materials and placement, the window treatments you use can actually cut your monthly utility costs. That’s why this summer, you shouldn’t just rely on your HVAC systems to keep your home comfortable. Let The BlindBroker show some of the window treatments that you can try:

Window Treatments

Drapes

Depending on the fabric weight and color, drapes can insulate your living space from solar heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter. Medium-hued drapes with a white plastic backing can lessen heat gain up to 33% when closed during hot months. On the other hand, other treatments need a strong seal for optimum efficiency. Since drapes are naturally versatile, you can apply them in different orientations. We suggest hanging them right up to the ceiling down to the floor and place them close to the window. You can also attach them on the cornice.

Blinds

Interior and exterior blinds can minimize heat gain while providing natural lighting, ventilation, and privacy. For the best results, opt for light-colored blinds because these can reflect solar heat up to 45%. We recommend installing them on west- and south-facing windows

Fortunately, The BlindBroker offers a wide range of custom blinds suitable for any area of your home. For instance, our composite blinds offer the resilience you need, making them ideal for high-humidity rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. We also offer wood blinds to provide an artful accent without compromising function.

Shades

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), incorporating window shades are the most effective way to increase energy savings. Make sure to mount them as close to the glass as possible or right up against the adjacent wall to create a tight seal. You can also opt for shades with dual layers of fabric to add more functionality. Choose a light hue on one side and dark hue on the other, so you can reverse the shades based on the season.

Count on The BlindBroker for high-quality custom blinds, drapes, and shades to achieve a more beautiful and energy-efficient home. We offer an array of materials, colors, finishes, and sizes to suit your home’s unique specifications. Call us at (913) 562-2333 to learn more about our products and services. You can also complete our form to schedule a consultation. We serve Kansas City, MO, as well as areas near Overland Park, KS.