If you’re like most people, you probably try to conserve energy where you can. Whether it’s turning off the lights every time you leave a room or timing your showers, you’re doing your part to lock down the amount of energy you use throughout your home. What you may not realize, though, is that your windows could be leaking energy day and night no matter what the temperature is outside.
How Windows Waste Energy
Perhaps you have an older home with outdated windows. Maybe you have a newer home with windows that offer some energy efficiency. Either way, your windows could still be leaking energy. In fact, studies have shown that windows that aren’t carefully maintained can begin leaking energy in as little as ten years after they’re initially installed thanks to failed weather-stripping and caulking as well as shifting panes. When that occurs, your HVAC system is literally pumping warmer or cooler air outside instead of keeping it in the house with you.
What You Can Do
Luckily, there are some easy ways to address the problem. One of the best, fast options is to invest in energy-efficient window treatments. Options like custom-made Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades mean you’ll block the cold or hot air coming into your house as well as the air leaving your house. In fact, any soft roman shades that trap the air and keep it from coming into your home will work to help you reduce energy loss.
If you’re looking for a complete selection of energy-efficient window treatments, we can help. Visit our showroom or give us a call today, and we can do a complete in-home consultation to help you select the ideal energy-efficient options to meet the needs of your home. Not only will you notice a real difference in your energy bills, and you’ll also feel great about your conservation efforts too!