Although winter is over, it’s still a good time to think about energy efficiency. Window blinds are an easy and cost-effective way to improve window efficiency in all seasons, reducing heating bills in winter and cooling bills in summer.
There are many ways in which blinds, curtains and shutters help to conserve energy. We’ll highlight a few, as well as steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your windows, from Hunter Douglas below:
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the loss of heated and cooled air through windows is responsible for between 25 and 30 percent of home heating and cooling energy use. Adding blinds or curtains to your windows can reduce this loss, especially if you choose products specifically designed to minimize energy loss. Contact us to discuss your options.
Harnessing the power of the sun can make a big difference in heating and cooling costs in the home. Use window coverings to either let in or keep out the heat from the sun, depending on the season.
Daylighting is the practice of using natural rather than artificial lighting to light rooms. When daylighting is used diligently and effectively, it can save a significant amount on electrical bills.
What Can I Do To Minimize Energy Loss?
- Add weather-stripping and caulk around windows
- Ensure windows are fully closed and locked
- Open window coverings on sunny winter days, and close them on sunny summer days
Ready to make your home more energy efficient? Contact Blind Installation and Repair today.
Blind Installation and Repair is your resource for blinds in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. In addition to installation of new blinds, we make blind repairs and offer design consultations. In addition, through our Just One safety campaign, we educate homeowners and business on the dangers of blind cords to children and pets.
Whatever your blind issue, our experienced blind installers and repair team are ready to help. Contact us today to get started.