Someone with a 2,500 square foot home could save up to $419 a year.
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) February 11, 2009
In this tough economy, we are all looking for ways to tighten expenses. Blinds Chalet has identified that energy efficient window treatments can play a significant role in your annual energy expenses.
Whether your home or office has single or double paned windows, windows can be responsible for around 25% of your heat loss. There are many window treatments on the market that attempt to offer a solution to winter heat loss (and summer heat gain) and each varies in their energy-conserving effectiveness.
"We provide an energy savings calculator that will assume that 18% of your overall house square footage is window space. And we'll show you different types of energy efficient window treatments available and what type of savings you could see annually by adding these treatments to your home as compared to a standard double pane window without window coverings," says Jayson Ellingson of Blinds Chalet. "Someone with a 2,500 square foot home could save up to $419 a year."
One popular energy efficient window treatment on the market today is the roman shade and honeycomb cellular shade combination, called a "fusion roman shade". Roman shades often layered fabric panels that create a tear drop look on your windows. Cellular shades trap air in a honeycomb structure and limit the amount of warm air that escapes acting as a buffer to prevent cold air from getting in. Combine those two technologies and you've got a fabric roman shade with a cellular shade liner, doubling your chances for energy efficiency.
Other quick solutions to keeping your winter heating costs down:
- Keep the window shades or blinds on south-facing windows open during the day to allow sunlight to enter the home.
- Close window blinds or shades in the evenings and overnight to help reduce heat loss.
- Caulk and weather-strip around windows to reduce cold air from coming in and warm air from leaking out.
For More Information:
For more information on Blinds Chalet or current trends in the window coverings industry contact Jayson Ellingson, at info (at) blindschalet (dot) com or by phone at: (888) 633-7840 or (480) 633-7840. Or visit Blinds Chalet online at http://www.blindschalet.com.
(888) 633-7840 or (480) 633-7840
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