What do you think of when you think of energy conservation? Window coverings aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind. But, they do play an important role in both homes and offices. For one, they’re helpful in mitigating the effects of climate change, and two, their use can drastically impact our heating and cooling costs.
Up to 30% of the heating and cooling energy in the home can be lost through your windows.
There are a few ways you can conserve energy through the use of window coverings alone.
By closing window treatments during the day in the summer, you block the heat from the sun, preserving the cooling energy of your air conditioning equipment.
In the winter, opening the window treatments during the day gives you the added benefit of the sun’s solar energy to help heat your home, while closing them at night will provide an added layer of insulation to help maintain the stored heat inside.
Hunter Douglas offers a wide variety of window treatments that are stylish, functional, and energy-efficient. Combine powered window treatments with a control system to have your window treatments open and close on a schedule you set, making comfort and energy efficiency effortless and automatic.
Effective window treatments not only provide energy savings, but they can improve the comfort of your home, and provide privacy as well. With LightLock™ systems, you can achieve amazing blackout capability to improve your sleep or provide the ultimate environment for movie time.
So, are you ready to improve your energy conservation? Window coverings are the place to start. Reach out today to learn more.