Cut Back on Energy Loss

As the seasons change, so does the price of your utility bills during certain times of the year. With the blistering sun shinning down during summer, the AC is always on full blast. And during this time of year, instead of the AC, the heating is cranked up. Plus, with the loss of natural lighting, most of us are looking for a way to increase the light in our homes. It might be hard to hear, but the windows in your home can be the reason for your expensive utility bills. The good news is that they could also be the solution! Let’s take a look at how to cut back on energy loss.

 

Finding the Problem

We hate to say it but up to 40% of energy loss happens at your windows. Whether it’s direct sunlight that heats up your home during the warmer months or drafts that make your home colder during the winter season, your windows might be working against you. Without the proper window coverings, your windows drive up the cost of your utility bills and leave you with an uncomfortable home that is never the right temperature. 

bare windows increase energy loss

So how can you cut back on energy loss and still enjoy things like natural light? Well, we have a couple of ideas. Let’s take a look at some solutions.

 

Say Goodbye to Energy Loss

It’s easy to think that simply covering up your windows will solve your problems, but that’s not true. Plus, it’s not the way to live. Natural lighting can brighten up your home and your mood, and you deserve to enjoy it while still cutting down on the cost of energy. So if just covering up your windows isn’t the solution, what is? Well, that depends on the circumstance and atmosphere you want your home to have.

Modern roman shades save energy
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Energy efficient window treatments will cultivate an environment that fights against energy loss. Say goodbye to drafts and overheating and say hello to enjoying natural lighting with no downsides. Not only that, but with the right features, you’ll take back total control of your windows and reap the benefits.

The Perfect Solution

When it comes to the perfect window treatments, it’s not a “one size fits all” sort of thing. Your home is unique in the way that it’s made to suit you and your family’s needs. The same can be said for window treatments. So how can you find the perfect solution? Well, we can offer some advice, guiding you to insulating shades that keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They’ll also allow you to enjoy natural light. Besides that, customized window treatments are the best option when it comes to cutting down on energy loss and finding your perfect window treatment.

energy efficient cellular shades in a living room
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Get Started Today

Do you find yourself under a mountain of blankets during this time of year? Are you constantly walking around your home in layers during this season? What about in the summer? Do you find yourself laying on top of the covers when you go to sleep?

dog nose under a pile of blankets
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Our team at Rocky Mountain Shutters and Shades is here to help! We’re here to help you say goodbye to energy loss and all the uncomfortable heating and cooling that comes with it. Contact us for your FREE consultation.