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Window treatments are an excellent way to save energy. They provide insulation during the cold winter months as well as repel the heat during the summer. Different styles will provide better energy savings. The benefits of deflecting the sun’s heat during the summer months include:
On a typical home, windows account for nearly 50% of the heat gain or loss depending on the season, this in turn places close to 50% of the workload on your air conditioning system or heating system. That’s more than the roof, walls, and attic combined! Untreated windows will allow about 20 times more heat into your home than an equal amount of insulated wall space. By controlling the way the sun’s energy enters your home, you can save on summer energy bills and take advantage of “free” heating in the winter.
When looking for window treatments that will block out the hot sun, you’ll want to consider the “shading coefficient” of different alternatives. The Shading Coefficient is a measure of the ability of the window treatment to reduce the solar heat gain. The lower the number, the less solar heat will enter your home and the lower your cooling or heating bills will be. For instance, honeycomb cell shades and wood or faux wood blinds are better at energy conservation than roller shades or aluminum blinds. Keep in mind that interior window coverings such as honeycomb shades, wood blinds, and faux wood blinds reduce solar heat most effectively if the surface facing the glass is a reflective color like white.
Use the simple form above to calculate how much energy you can save by adding window coverings or determine which type of window treatments are best for energy savings.
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