How to Use Energy Efficient Window Coverings
Prevent Energy Loss with Window Coverings
Did you know that windows make up 10% of the insulated shell of a house on the average? Did you also know that more than half of heat and air conditioning is lost through windows? Window coverings are not just for a person's privacy keeping everyone from the outside seeing everything that goes on in your home but can help cut the cost of your heating and cooling energy bills. Window coverings are a great way to cut cost on your energy bills. Heat energy flows through double pain windows ten to fifteen times more then it flows through the walls of your home and your roof combined.
Benefits of Coverings
There are many different benefits to having coverings over your windows. One benefit, which is a huge benefit, is it cuts down on costs to heat and cool your home. When your windows are covered that keeps all the hot air or cold air in so your heating or cooling unit does not have to work as much. Having window coverings also help keep the electrical lighting energy bill down. Coverings on windows also protect your flooring and other household furniture from harmful UV rays, helping to increase the lifespan of your items and lengthen their time of use. Coverings can also reduce the amount of glare from the sun that enters your home. You can find window coverings that blocks up to seventy five percent of harmful sun rays that enter your home. If you add those types of window covering along with windows that are double glazed you can cut up to ninety nine percent of harmful sun rays that are able to enter your home.
An example on how covering can help your house is honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions can minimize your energy when it comes to heating your home in the wintertime or any cold season.
Seasons can have an impact on your windows you have in your home. In the summer time energy flows through your home in a certain direction that does not change. And in the winter time solar energy can come in through the windows and takes over the heat energy that already exists in the windows so it take more heat to keep your house warm which in return costs more money to heat. The more energy heat or cool that is lost the more your furnace or air conditioning works the more money it costs. Also the difference window coverings can make for the look of your interior is amazing as well. Believe it or not window coverings can brighten up a room. Instead of one giant glare coming in the window covering disperse the light all around the rooms.
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