They can be as simple or as extravagant as you like, but no matter the look, they've been proven to bring energy costs down and insulate houses against heat and cold.
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) July 20, 2009
Blinds Chalet has been recommending window treatments to keep homes cool without using energy resources from air conditioning and Treehugger is sharing that view. "When they tell you that you need to install expensive new low-e tinted windows, remember that an awning or a shutter is more sophisticated and flexible; you have the choice whether to let the sun in or not," says Lloyd Alter in his article '10 Overlooked Low-Tech Ways of Keeping Your Home Cool.'
Some rooms were designed to let sun and views in and for those, cellular shades insulate your home and block UV rays while letting light and views in. Other ideas for reducing energy bills and keeping cool include using fans and planting trees. While trees outside the house create shade, planting a garden on the roof of the house reduces internal temperatures, absorbs rain water and snow melt-off and gives out oxygen.
Besides installing fans, window treatments are the most economically viable method for bringing down hot summer temperatures. Closing blinds, like roman shades or bamboo blinds keeps heat from coming in as days heat up. At night, opening the windows and letting cool air in is nature's way of air conditioning. "The best ideas are those that keep the heat out of your home in the first place, rather than paying to pump it out after it gets in," says Alter.
"Window treatments don't have to be expensive," says Ron Manwaring of Blinds Chalet. "They can be as simple or as extravagant as you like, but no matter the look, they've been proven to bring energy costs down and insulate houses against heat and cold."
For More Information:
For more information on Blinds Chalet or current trends in the Window Treatment industry, contact Ron Manwaring by phone at: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840 or email. Visit Blinds Chalet online at http://www.BlindsChalet.com.
Phone: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840
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