Reduce Utility Bills with Window Treatments
How to Save Money on Utility Bills with Window Treatments
Windows are responsible for over 25% of your heating and cooling bills. Here is a guide on how to save money by using window treatments.
Utility Bill Breakdown
Heating – 29%
Cooling – 17%
Water Heating – 14%
Appliances – 13%
Lighting – 14%
Electronics – 4%
Other – 11%
How it Works
Heat is transferred in your home through radiation of energy movement, convection of air movement, infiltration through gaps, and conduction through solids. 48% of this heat is gained in your home through windows alone due to these methods. Your walls and doors penetrate an additional 19% of heat. When the cold season hits, 35% is generated through uninsulated walls and an additional 25% through your ceiling.
Adding Window Treatments
You can add a lining or valance to your windows to help with the heat in your home during peak summer months or cold that radiates during the winter. Draperies can reduce the summer heat by as much as 33% and reduce winter heat lost by 25%.
Adding in light color blinds close to the glass can reduce summer heat gain by as much as 25%. Combing hexagon shaped cells with window treatments will provide a similar impact for your home. Not only will window treatments provide a decorative element to your home, but become effective for your pocketbook as well by saving you money.
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