3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Collins Jones In Dallas, homeowners are always interested in 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 actual bucks on your power bills. Minimize Airflow After the glass window, the material of an energy saving window treatment and its functionality determine how good it is at reducing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no defense against the impact of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that makes for 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 Dallas, if not America. And with airflow mostly eliminated, your heating and cooling system has to work less to counter the influence of TX’s weather. Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Stacked up against other shutters on the market, that’s the highest 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 spent on countering 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 comprised from greatly affects 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 ensure that the atmosphere in the room is pleasant and unaffected by the climate outside. Reducing heat transfer means less power is needed 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 means actual dollars 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 an extra 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 truly are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 214-301-5066 or submitting the form below.