Summer is here and with the increased amount of time people spend indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, considering energy efficiency is a priority for today’s homeowners. One way you can promote energy efficiency and keep the family cool and comfortable during the warm summer months is by investing in modern, energy-efficient window treatments.
Rather than cranking up your air conditioning unit, keep your home comfortable with draperies, shades, and shutters that aren’t just energy-saving but stylish and practical.
Enhance Home Aesthetics and Comfort with Roman Shades
Roman shades are known for their timeless appeal and beauty. This beautiful window treatment offers a barrier to heat gain and heat loss when you combine them with room darkening linings. From modern flat-fold shades to gently relaxed shades, Roman shades offer additional insulation to keep your home cool during the summer while maximizing energy savings.
Your selection is endless with Roman shades. Choose from a variety of gorgeous fabrics, which include options with room darkening and light-filtering features. You can also choose from a variety of lift systems and top-down/bottom-up options — all designed for better functionality and versatility.
Keep Cool Air Inside with Cellular Shades
Also known as honeycomb shades, cellular shades are one of the most versatile window treatments available. These window shades and their hexagon-shaped cells are capable of filtering sunlight and insulating your home at the same time. Its clean and modern appearance allows for adjustable light.
Cellular shades come with many opacity options, from light filtering to sheer and room darkening. Honeycomb shades offer child-safe features as well with cordless versions. If you have hard-to-reach windows that make operating your window treatments difficult, choose the motorized options.
Optimize Energy Efficiency with Solar/Roller Shades
Made of quality woven fabric that’s tight enough to block out the sun’s rays but sheer enough to allow light in, solar shades present a gorgeous style statement while keeping indoor air cool in the summer. Instead of the sun’s rays penetrating your windows and warming the room, they are reflected and absorbed by the solar shades. These shades also serve as an effective shield against the heat, thanks to its opacity levels, which also keep your energy costs affordable.
Solar shades reduce the sun’s glare. While some window coverings completely block your view when they’re closed, solar shades let you enjoy the outside view without the sun hurting your eyes.
Combine Style and Energy Efficiency with Shutters
Adding shutters to any room means promoting comfort while elevating your current décor. Although all shutter types add to your house’s overall energy efficiency, composite or wooden shutters offer excellent insulation that protects your home from the extreme summer heat.
Window treatments make it easy, stylish, and affordable to enhance energy savings at home. With summer here for a few months, now is the time to invest in quality window treatments.
Total Window will help you find the perfect treatment for your windows. Get in touch with us today to learn more.