Windows are a major source of heat gain and loss. Practicing passive solar heating can be a cost- effective way of reducing heating costs in the winter. This means using sunlight when you have it, and conserving it when you don't
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 12, 2009
As winter approaches, it is important to consider the energy efficiency of your home. Most Americans are pinching pennies right now and big savings can be found by taking small steps. Blinds Chalet offers tips on how to prepare and reduce winter heating costs.
"Windows are a major source of heat gain and loss. Practicing passive solar heating can be a cost- effective way of reducing heating costs in the winter. This means using sunlight when you have it, and conserving it when you don't," says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet.
- Open window blinds during the day so that sunlight can naturally warm interior spaces. Close window blinds and window treatments at night to help retain heat gain.
- For larger homes, close doors in unused areas. Keep at 55 degrees to prevent pipes freezing.
- For smaller homes, try installing an auto timer to turn heat down at night, and warm up early morning.
- Use window blinds to insulate. Look for Honeycomb cell shades which come in single cell or double cell options.
"Some of our favorite energy efficient window blinds are the EnviroFusion Roman Shades. It is a two-in-one combination - a roman shade with a cell shade liner. This adds an extra layer of energy efficient insulation to a roman shade," says Stanley. "Using this blind on just half the windows in your home can make a big dent in that heating bill."
For more information on Blinds Chalet or current trends in the industry contact Chris Stanley at info (at) blindschalet (dot) com or by phone at: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840. Or visit Blinds Chalet online at http://www.blindschalet.com.
Contact: Chris Stanley
Company: Blinds Chalet
Phone: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840
Email: info (at) blindschalet (dot) com
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