3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Curtis Orton In San Jose, homeowners are always searching for ways to save money on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the biggest 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 a nightmare 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 reducing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no defense against the effect 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 external climate. Take 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 San Jose, if not the United States. And with airflow minimized, your heating and cooling system works less to counter the impact of CA’s temperatures. Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. When you compare that to other shutters in the state, that’s the highest thermal resistance rating of insulation material. In addition, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can influence room temperature. This means less energy is spent on countering the effects of heat and humidity. Reduce Heat Transfer Window treatments are a wonderful way to eliminate heat transfer. And what the window treatment is made of greatly impacts its ability to stop heat and cold from fluctuating 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 certain that the atmosphere in the room is pleasant and unimpacted by the temperature outside. Reducing heat transfer leads to less power used to regulate 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 results in actual dollars saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to take full advantage of your energy savings, combine Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film is an added 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 just how energy efficient Polywood shutters are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 916-542-1305 or submitting the form below.