If you want to save energy in your Cincinnati home, window efficiency should be a focal point. Window treatments can dramatically reduce heat gain/loss through windows, and you get the opportunity to spruce up your home. Save time by utilizing professional handyman services in Cincinnati this season, and enjoy bright energy savings all year long.
Window Treatments: Clear Benefits
Windows provide interior and exterior beauty to a home, but they are clearly the weak link regarding the efficiency of your home’s envelope. According to Energy Star, windows may account for up to a 25 percent hike in heating and cooling bills. The toll on your energy budget can be higher if cracks around window frames and panes allow air infiltration.
Window treatments are effective at reducing heat gain/loss by as much as 75 percent, depending on the type of treatment installed. Consider the following interior and exterior window treatments for your Cincinnati home:
- Insulated curtains – For a smart and simple way to save energy, insulated curtains are an excellent efficiency solution. They’re layered and lined to block solar and conduction heat gain/loss, and you have a wide variety of styles to choose from.
- Shades – Window shades exude nice ambiance that diffuses sunlight into a room. Honeycomb shades lower energy costs by “trapping” air in pockets of air — much like fiberglass insulation.
- Blinds – Blinds are popular installed inside double-pane windows. Blinds are available in a wide variety of colors and sizes to suit any interior design.
- Awnings – For your home’s exterior, awnings can reduce heat gain/loss through sun-struck windows by 75 percent. Awnings may be installed permanent, manually adjusted or motorized.
- Storm panels and shutters – For protection against energy losses and stormy weather, consider storm panels or shutters. These window treatments offer privacy, security and reduce energy losses by up to 50 percent.
For the best results, seek the advice and expertise of professional handyman services in Cincinnati. You can save time and stress, and you’ll certainly be happy with the new look of your windows. For more information about treatments and handyman services, contact Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today.
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