Sit by a bare window on a sunny day, and you'll feel the sun's warmth. Sit by that same window on a cold and windy night, and you'll feel chilled to the bone! With today's economic concerns, smart homeowners are continually searching for ways to cut expenses and save on their monthly energy bills.
Naturally, the best place to start is to be sure our homes are well insulated. But all too often, while overall home insulation is a priority, windows seem to be neglected. Bare windows are a primary spot for heat energy to escape.
It's important to know that many window treatment produts have actually been assigned an R-Value. The higher the R-Value, the better it insulates your home. Using multiple layers on your windows, including cellular constructed treatments, will actually increase the R-Value.
One great example of energy saving window treatments can be the Duette Honeycomb Shades. These soft, elegant looking shades actually increase energy values.
There are so many window treatment and shade options available on the market today. A professional decorator can help you find what works best in your home for your individual situation.... as well as helping you with the all important decorative element to your overall window treatment design.