3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Holly Perron In Philadelphia, homeowners are always finding ways to save actual bucks on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the number one reason for 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 a nightmare to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save real dollars on your power bills. Minimize Airflow After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality signal how good it is at blocking airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barrier 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. Consider 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 Philadelphia, if not America. And with airflow mostly eliminated, your heating and cooling system has to work less to counter the impact of PA’s weather. Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Stacked up against other shutters in the state, that’s the highest 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 wonderful way to minimize heat transfer. And what the window treatment is composed of greatly impacts its ability to stop heat and cold from adjusting 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 atmosphere in the room is pleasant and unaffected by the weather outside. Reducing heat transfer leads to less power used 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 take full advantage of your energy savings, pair Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film adds an extra 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 in-person how energy efficient Polywood shutters are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 215-874-4897 or submitting the form below.