According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat loss and gain through windows are responsible for about 30% of heating and cooling energy use in residential homes. When you get your next heat bill, calculate 30% of the total. If your windows are old or in need of replacement, that’s how much is literally going out the window every month. But what if you can’t afford more energy-efficient windows? Upgrade to insulating window treatments for energy savings at a fraction of the cost of new windows.
There are many options for insulating window treatments. Continue reading to learn about just a few. Give Blind Installation and Repair a call to learn more, or when you’re ready to buy and install insulated blinds, curtains or shades.
The honeycomb construction traps air in its pockets, providing an extra layer of insulation against drafty windows. There are a variety of honeycomb or cellular shades on the market, all of which provide different levels of insulation. With so many options, you can find a shade that meets your budget and design goals.
Insulated Roman Shades
With soft folds that trap air, this option combines the look of Roman shades with the insulating ability of a honeycomb shade.
Smart blinds open and close without any physical contact, and can be controlled remotely via a smartphone or a digital automated platform like Google Home. It’s easy to raise or lower shades with the position of the sun or the weather. You can even connect them to a smart thermostat. This will allow the blinds to automatically move in response to the internal temperature of your home.
Blind Installation and Repair is your resource for blinds in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. In addition to installation of new blinds, we make blind repairs and offer design consultations. Through our Just One safety campaign, we educate homeowners and business on the dangers of blind cords to children and pets.
Whatever your needs, our experienced blind installers and repair team are ready to help. Contact us today to get started.