How energy efficient is your home, really? You’ve got Energy Star appliances, you’ve replaced all your light bulbs with energy efficient CLF light bulbs, your windows are insulated. That’s it, right? Your home is as energy efficient as it can be, saving you money on energy costs and doing your part to help the environment.
Wrong – if you’re not paying attention to your window coverings, you could still be losing a large portion of your home’s energy through the windows. Did you know that 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy is lost through the windows? That means half of the energy you are using to heat and cool your home is literally flying out the window. The right window treatments can cut that energy consumption in half – saving you money on heating, cooling, and lighting. Plus, window treatments protect your furniture and flooring from harmful UV rays.