Are you tired of utility bills that are much higher than you’d like? Do you wish there were simple, affordable ways to reduce those utility bills? The good news is that there are. Here are some of Half Price Drapes’ common sense ideas for lowering the energy consumption in your home.
Lighting changes can make a big difference
LED technology is still the best way to keep your energy use low. The newest bulbs are incredibly efficient and can actually last for decades. For many people, that means they’ll never need to be replaced. Remember too that a six watt LED bulb gives you as much light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb but at 1/10th of the energy consumption.
Your window coverings could save you a significant amount of money
During winter months, you may believe that the best option is to have heavy window coverings that prevent heat loss. However, if it’s a sunny day and your room gets plenty of sun, then you’ll actually want to open up your window coverings during sunny parts of the day.
Likewise, when it’s the middle of summer you may think you want your curtains open to look at the beautiful outdoors, but if they’re open during the hottest parts of the day, the sun is going to warm up your room.
Of course, the type of window coverings you choose have an impact too. Honeycomb shades offer a great layer of protection and additional insulation. They may also qualify you for a federal government tax credit of as much as $500. Half Price Drapes offers them at virtually any size and they do a great job keeping heat in during the winter and preventing the sun from getting in during the summer.
Watch your water system
You’ll also want to check your home to see if you have leaks in your plumbing. It’s true that plumbing fixtures are much more efficient than they used to be but only if they’re working correctly. You may also want to invest in eco-friendly plumbing options like low-flow toilets, touches fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen, and others.
Are you ready to learn more about how curtains can help save you money on utilities? Half Price Drapes is here to help! Work with us today and we’ll get you the curtains you need to keep your utility bills down.