3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Eric Ramsey In Tampa, homeowners are always searching for ways to save money on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the number one reason for heat waste. But only a few recognize that window treatments can make the difference between a house that’s easily cooled and heated and one that is an ordeal to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save real dollars on your power bills. Minimize Airflow After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality signal how good it is at reducing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barrier to the influence of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that creates the perfect second wall between you and the external climate. Take Polywood®, for example. Its progressive insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Tampa, if not the United States. And with airflow mostly eliminated, your heating and cooling system works less to counter the impact of FL’s weather. Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Compared to other shutters in the industry, that’s the best thermal resistance rating of insulation material. And, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can impact room temperature. This means less energy is wasted on resisting the effects of heat and humidity. Reduce Heat Transfer Window treatments are a great way to eliminate heat transfer. And what the window treatment is made of greatly influences its ability to stop heat and cold from fluctuating the temperature in the room. Your window is best covered with a shutter such as Polywood. With a 45.96% reduction in heat transfer, Polywood shutters make sure that the climate in the room is pleasant and unadulterated by the climate outside. Reducing heat transfer means less power is needed to maintain the temperature of the room. Get Your Energy Savings Polywood shutters are up to 70% more energy efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more than aluminum blinds. This means actual dollars saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to make the most of your energy savings, pair Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film adds an extra layer of protection, rejecting up to 87% of solar heat and blocking 99% of harmful UV rays. Ready to get your energy savings? During the in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you in-person how energy efficient Polywood shutters are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 813-580-7288 or submitting the form below.