3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Nate Gromen In Cleveland, homeowners are always interested in ways to save real dollar 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 actual bucks on your power bills. Minimize Airflow After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality tell you how good it is at blocking airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barricade to the influence of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that makes for the perfect second wall between you and the weather outside. Take Polywood®, for example. Its advanced insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Cleveland, if not America. And with airflow reduced, your heating and cooling system works less to counter the impact of OH’s weather. Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Compared to other shutters on the market, that’s the best thermal resistance rating of insulation material. And, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can influence room temperature. This means less energy is spent on offsetting the effects of heat and humidity. Reduce Heat Transfer Window treatments are a great way to reduce heat transfer. And what the window treatment is made of 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 make sure that the climate in the room is pleasant and unaffected by the temperature outside. Reducing heat transfer results in less power needed to adjust 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 money saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to maximize your energy savings, couple 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 an in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you first-hand how energy efficient Polywood shutters are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 440-561-6787 or submitting the form below.