Spring, Summer, and Fall are the seasons for spending Florida weekends at the pool or the beach…
However, the sun that you enjoy outdoors is not so welcome in your home when you are trying to keep cool. Here are some ways you can reduce heat in your home with energy efficient window treatments.
Not only does a bright, sunny room have the potential to make you feel uncomfortable, it also does an un-wanted job of fading your furniture. An air conditioning system will blow cooling air into your rooms, but will also blow up your bank account, and it won’t protect you against the UV rays entering those windows. By reflecting UV rays back outside the window, heat coming through your windows can be reduced by about one-third.
Window treatments can improve energy efficiency while controlling the sun’s impact to your home interior. Drapes in light colors, or darker drapes with white linings, will prevent UV rays from attacking the room. Blackout curtains and shades are ideal for use in home theaters where you want near total darkness any time of the day.
Oh yes, Solid Core Plantation Shutters are excellent heat eliminators and room darkeners too!
Motorized window treatments come in a variety of styles – custom draperies, shades, and solar screens.
At the simple and convenient push of a button, your window treatments will open or close smoothly and quickly, controlling the sun and heat. Motorized treatments can easily be operated with your smartphone.
Uh-oh! You’re on your way to work and realize that you forgot to close your window shades before leaving the house? Not to worry, with a single tap on your smartphone, your home can stay cool!
Cellular shades contain built-in dead air pockets made by the use of two layers of fabric. This insulation slows heat flow from inside to outside, making them ideal for reducing solar gain.
Another option is that they can be opened or closed from the bottom up or the top down. This allows you to control the amount of light into the room while gaining privacy as well.