3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Tyler Jorgensen In Oklahoma City, 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 headache 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 tell you how good it is at reducing 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 results in the perfect second wall between you and the outdoor weather. Consider Polywood®, for example. Its progressive insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Oklahoma City, if not America. And with airflow reduced, your heating and cooling system works less to counter the effects of OK’s temperatures. 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 industry, that’s the highest thermal resistance rating of insulation material. And, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can impact room temperature. This means less energy is spent on resisting the effects of heat and humidity. Reduce Heat Transfer Window treatments are a great way to minimize heat transfer. And what the window treatment is made of greatly impacts its ability to stop heat and cold from changing 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 unadulterated by the temperature 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 results in actual bucks saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to take full advantage of your energy savings, couple 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 the in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you just how energy efficient Polywood shutters can be. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 405-300-4664 or submitting the form below.