3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Tyson Williams In San Diego, homeowners are always finding 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 an ordeal to manage. Here are three ways energy efficient window treatments help you save money on your power bills. Minimize Airflow After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality are the main factors in how good it is at reducing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no defense against the influence of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that resutls in 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 San Diego, if not the United States. And with airflow mostly eliminated, your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard to counter the effects of CA’s climate. Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Compared to other shutters in the industry, that’s the most 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 lost 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 influences 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 make sure that the atmosphere in the room is pleasant and unaffected by the climate outside. Reducing heat transfer means less power is 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 means actual money saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to make the most of your energy savings, pair 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 just how energy efficient Polywood shutters truly are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 760-405-8887 or submitting the form below.