3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Blake Jarman In Raleigh, homeowners are always searching for ways to save actual bucks on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the main source of 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 an ordeal to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save money on your power bills. Minimize Airflow After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality are the main factors in how good it is at blocking airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barricade 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 outdoor weather. Look at Polywood®, for example. Its state-of-the-art insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Raleigh, if not the United States. And with airflow minimized, your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard to counter the influence of NC’s weather. Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. When you compare that to other shutters on the market, that’s the highest thermal resistance rating of insulation material. On top of that, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can impact room temperature. This means less energy is wasted on resisting the effects of heat and humidity. Reduce Heat Transfer Window treatments are a wonderful way to minimize heat transfer. And what the window treatment is comprised from 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 ensure that the climate in the room is pleasant and unaffected by the climate outside. Reducing heat transfer results in less power needed 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 make the most of your energy savings, combine Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film adds another layer of protection, rejecting up to 87% of solar heat and blocking 99% of harmful UV rays. Ready to get your energy savings? During your in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you in-person how energy efficient Polywood shutters are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 919-887-9198 or submitting the form below.