Saving on energy costs is a hot topic here in Northeastern PA. One way to improve the energy efficiency of your home is to decrease the amount of air that escapes through your windows. In the U.S. alone, the Department of Energy (DOE) reports that windows can account for up to 25% of your annual heating and cooling bill and a staggering 40% in older homes. The right energy-efficient window treatment can certainly help lower your utility bill. Take a look at this video to learn more:
To conserve energy at the window, consider the following:
- Solar heat control
- West facing windows vs. south facing windows
- Amount of direct sunlight
- Look & feel
What is the Best Energy Efficient Window Treatment?
Hunter Douglas is the world leader in innovation and the developer of the most energy-efficient window treatments that significantly reduce energy loss and also protect the environment. In fact, Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades are considered to be the most energy efficient window treatments on the market. Hunter Douglas Vignette® Tiered™ Architella® shades provide a different look and are another wonderful option in energy efficient window treatments.
For greatest energy efficiency, your window treatment should be as close to the window as possible. Preferably, blinds or shades should be mounted inside the window frame. If mounting your window treatment on the inside is not an option, adding drapery panels will add more insulation in the winter and keep the cold air out and the heat in. Depending on a number of factors such as season, light, fresh air and view, count on Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World to help you find the perfect energy efficient window treatment that will not only save you money, but enhance the look of your home.
Energy Efficient Window Treatments in Northeastern PA
Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World proudly serves Northeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas from our Mountain Top, Pennsylvania offices. Count on us for all your window treatment needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.