3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Holly Perron In Boston, homeowners are always interested in ways to save real dollar on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the number one reason for 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 are the main factors in how good it is at blocking airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barrier to the influence 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 outdoor weather. Consider Polywood®, for example. Its state-of-the-art insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Boston, if not the United States. And with airflow mostly eliminated, your heating and cooling system has to work less to counter the impact of MA’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 best 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 wasted on offsetting the effects of heat and humidity. Reduce Heat Transfer Window treatments are a great way to reduce heat transfer. And what the window treatment is made of greatly affects 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 ensure that the temperature in the room is pleasant and unadulterated by the weather outside. Reducing heat transfer results in less power 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 results in actual dollars saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to make the most of your energy savings, couple Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film is an added 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 first-hand how energy efficient Polywood shutters truly are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 781-352-2205 or submitting the form below.