3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015David White In Miami, homeowners are always finding ways to save actual bucks 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 are the main factors in how good it is at decreasing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no defense against the effect of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that creates the perfect second wall between you and the external climate. Take Polywood®, for example. Its progressive insulation system blocks as much as 30 degrees of airflow from a window. That’s the most you’ll find anywhere in Miami, if not the United States. And with airflow minimized, your heating and cooling system has to work less to counter the impact of FL’s climate. Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Compared to other shutters in the state, that’s the best thermal resistance rating of insulation material. And, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can affect room temperature. This means less energy is wasted on offsetting 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 made of 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 make certain that the climate in the room is pleasant and unadulterated by the temperature outside. Reducing heat transfer leads to less power used to maintain 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 bucks saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to maximize 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 just how energy efficient Polywood shutters can be. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 305-520-7515 or submitting the form below.