There’s a lot of information out there about how to make your home more energy efficient. In fact, there’s so much info that you may find yourself wondering what really works and what doesn’t. One common suggestion you’ve likely seen is adding energy efficient window treatments. Today we’re going to discuss exactly why they can help better insulate your home – which can in turn lower your utility bills.
One study showed shades can pay for themselves in just five years
According to one popular study, the right window shades can pay for themselves in lower energy bills in just five years. What’s more, these shades are great for reducing glare, providing privacy, and for changing the look and feel of a room. At Half Price Drapes, we suggest that if you’re not 100% sold, you buy cellular shades for one room. See how it feels, see how it affects your bills, and then decide if you want to move forward with other rooms.
But how exactly do they work?
We know it’s not enough to just say they work – you want to know how. Essentially, a cellular shade blocks solar heat gain during the summer, and during the winter those same cells trap heat inside, which keeps your rooms warmer and prevents them from losing heat. This allows you to rely on your HVAC system less, which means you can save significantly on your utility bills.
We offer a lot of options
When you’re shopping for cellular shades, you don’t want to feel stuck, as though you only have a few options to choose from. That’s why you’ll appreciate that Half Price Drapes offers more than a dozen colors, styles, and fabrics. You can even have draperies custom made to fit your windows. We offer you everything you need when it comes to covering your windows.
Remember that your shades do more than insulate your home
As you look at our available window shades and consider whether or not they make sense in your home, remember that it’s not just the way they look that’s worth getting excited about – nor is it just the fact that they can help make your home more energy efficient. Keep in mind that they can also help protect your furniture from being damaged by UV rays, and they can help you control how much light comes into your home.