Save Money with Energy Efficient Shades
Dec 18 2009
The temperature is dropping and the cold air is seeping in through the windows. It is this point of the year that will make you thankful for window shades. Window shades do more than block out the sun.
Energy Efficient Shades Keep Cold Air Out and Warm Air In
During the summer, everyone understands the importance of blocking out the heat from the sun. However, during the cold winter months they underestimate the leakage from the windows. If you stand next to a window and you will can feel the temperature difference. Especially if the windows are older, or a single pane.
Consider purchasing energy efficient blinds. You will be surprised at what a difference it can make in our energy bill. Energy efficient blinds like a cellular track blind can "zip" your windows closed. For example the Energy Track Double Cell Shades not only will you make your house more energy efficient but you can qualify for a Federal Tax Credit as well.
The sidetracks on some of the window blinds provide five times the insulation than a normal single pane glass window. Think about all the wasted energy blowing right out that window and how much blinds can help.
Purchasing Window Shades
Of course your shades are only as good as your purchase. That is why it is important to pick the window shades that fit your needs. Energy efficient blinds come in a wide range of colors and styles. Therefore, making your house more energy efficient and toasty warm this winter should be no problem.
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