In Minneapolis, homeowners are always looking for ways to save money on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the number one reason for heat waste. But only a few recognize that window treatments can make the difference between a house that’s easily cooled and heated and one that is a headache to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save actual bucks on your power bills.
After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality determine how good it is at reducing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barrier to the impact of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that creates the perfect second wall between you and the external climate. Take Polywood®
, for example. Its advanced insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Minneapolis, if not America. And with airflow reduced, your heating and cooling system works less to counter the impact of Minnesota’s climate.
Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption
In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Stacked up against other shutters on the market, that’s the most thermal resistance rating of insulation material.
In addition, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can affect room temperature. This means less energy is wasted on countering the effects of heat and humidity.
Reduce Heat Transfer
Window treatments are a great way to minimize heat transfer. And what the window treatment is made of greatly influences its ability to stop heat and cold from changing the temperature in the room. Your window is best covered with a shutter such as Polywood. With a 45.96% reduction in heat transfer, Polywood shutters make sure that the climate in the room is pleasant and unadulterated by the climate outside. Reducing heat transfer leads to less power used to regulate the temperature of the room.
Get Your Energy Savings
Polywood shutters are up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more than aluminum blinds. This translates into actual dollars saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to maximize your energy savings, combine Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film is an added layer of protection, rejecting up to 87% of solar heat and blocking 99% of harmful UV rays.
Ready to get your energy savings? During an in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you in-person how energy efficient Polywood shutters can be. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 952-856-8130 or submitting the form below.