Saving money is chief on many people’s lists these days, especially at the beginning of a new year. One way to cut expenses is through the energy bill, so it’s always nice to make your home more energy-efficient if you can. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions here in Estero, we have some ways that can help. Read on to learn more!
Don’t Lose Money Through Your Windows!
Did you know that up to 50% of a home’s heating and cooling costs can be lost through the window? To save more this year, be sure your money isn’t escaping through your glass. To increase the insulating qualities of your windows, take a few steps right now. First, be sure to weather-strip your windows and doors. Caulk basement windows as well as storm windows. When they’re not intentionally open, keep your windows locked so they’re shut as tightly as possible. Use the sun to your advantage—you can collect heat through the sun’s warming rays with your treatments open; just be sure to close them at night so you don’t lose that heat when it’s dark. And in the summer, keep your window treatments closed so those hot rays stay out.
Consider New Window Treatments
An untreated window can be costing you lots of money—similarly, a window that’s treated with poor quality products won’t do you much good. If you need to upgrade, consider getting the treatments that are well-known for their insulating properties. For example, examine honeycomb shades. This time-tested honeycomb product keeps your room warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer because it traps air in its honeycomb-shaped cells. Or look at Solera® Soft Shades, which combine a soft sculptured look with a unique cellular construction. The layered fabric does the job when it comes to insulating your room from the heat and cold. Another great product is the Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shade, which combines the look of a roller shade with the energy efficiency of a cellular shade. It is stylish and sleek and will transform any room through its control of light.
Improving Energy Efficiency in Estero
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation – we’re looking forward to serving you!