We all want to be energy-efficient, whether its to help the environment or to simply reduce our monthly bills. Window treatments can lower your cooling costs during the summer and reduce heating costs by keeping your home warm during the winter. Besides looking fantastic, you’ll find that your 3 Day Blinds window treatments serve a far greater purpose than giving your home that finished look.
Window Treatments can Benefit You in Every Season
During the summer, your windows can sometimes feel like a magnifying glass when the sun is shining directly into your home. Window treatments can give you a pleasanter summer by reducing glare and blocking unwelcome sunlight. Flexcell® Honeycomb Blinds from 3 Day Blinds provide both light control of a blind and the energy saving of a Cellular/Honeycomb Shade. You can still enjoy the daytime light without letting your home heat up from the UV rays. Flexcell® Honeycomb Blinds are even more effective at reducing heating and cooling bills when room darkening fabric is selected. If you want a different type of window treatment, consider installing shades. If properly installed, Shades are one of the simplest and most effective way to reduce your energy use. If your furniture, flooring are becoming damaged, or your pictures are fading due to Ultraviolet rays, window treatments can help protect your belongings. If you have irreplaceable pictures, family heirlooms, or beautiful home decor you have invested in, think about ways to protect your belongings and keep your home cool during the warm summers. Window treatments are a investment that will be well worth it in the long run.
During the winter, window treatments play a major part in controlling the heating inside your home. A great deal of your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows. Curtains, blinds, and shutter can provide window insulation, and reduce your energy consumption and save on heating costs. Insulation is a key factor in choosing window treatments that are right for your home. While there are several options for insulation your windows such as rubber weather sealing, or window insulation film, these could give your windows an ugly, cloudy look, or damage the paint and leave a sticky residue. You want a long term solution that will last for years to come. Your best option is to choose permanent window treatments that will not only look great, but also keep you warm in harsh weather.
Types of Energy-Efficient Window Treatments
Most window treatments will provide some energy savings when closed or lowered. For the best energy efficiency, we recommend Cellular/Honeycomb Shade and Flexcell® Honeycomb Blinds.
You can choose blinds, shades, or shutters and cash in on these energy-efficient properties. Try our Cellular/Honeycomb Shades, Roman Shades, Woven Wood Shades, Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds, and Shutters.
For the maximum in energy saving window treatments, combine a blind or shade with one of our Custom Draperies. The layering effect will reduce the amount of heat/cold passing through your window. Studies show that medium-colored draperies can reduce heat by 33%. An extra layer of insulation for your windows is a great way to finish off the look of any room.
Conserving energy is important, and 3 Day Blinds wants to help you get the right window treatments to meet your needs. Meet with a design consultant this week to help reduce your current heating costs and prepare your home for the summer.
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