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 a headache to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save actual bucks on your power bills.
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 effect 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 outdoor weather. Take Polywood®
, for example. Its state-of-the-art 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 America. And with airflow reduced, your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard to counter the influence of Florida’s temperatures.
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 influence room temperature. This means less energy is wasted on offsetting 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 unaffected by the weather 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 results in actual dollars saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to take full advantage 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.