Cell shades may help reduce cooling costs

Jun 9 2010

Cell shades may help reduce cooling costs
Cell shades may help reduce cooling costs
As the weather heats up, many homeowners may turn down the temperature on their air conditioner units to cool off - which may get expensive. MSNBC.com reports that cooling costs run homeowners approximately $400/year on average. But investing in new window shades may help individuals save money on energy bills.

According to the news source, air conditioning units require more power to cool a sunny room than a well-shaded room. Homeowners can install roller shades or roman shades to block hot sunlight and possibly reduce their cooling costs, while adding elegance and style to their rooms.

"A lot of companies claim to have environmentally friendly products, but they don't explain what that means," says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet. Individuals who want to lessen their energy bills should also consider purchasing Blind Chalet's energy-efficient shades

Energy-efficient honeycomb cell shades provide insulation, keeping cool air inside, while blocking hot outdoor air. They may reduce the usage of heat and air conditioning and thus reduce fuel use.

Cell shades are available in a wide range of aesthetic choices, so homeowners will be able to find a shade suitable for their home's decor.
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