Energy Saving Shades: How They Work

Your home is a place of relaxation for you and your family, and that’s why we like to embrace the importance of comfortability within the home. We can experience a range of weather throughout the year. We all know how brisk the winters can be, and when the summer sun starts beating down, it’s pretty toasty. With the right energy saving shades in place, you can save big on your energy bills. They can help keep the house an ideal temperature year-round.

 

What Does Energy Savings Look Like?

With today’s technology, we can see exactly how the energy can enters and escapes your home. These are the places where insulation is low, or virtually non-existent. In the photo below, the greens, blues, and purples show us which parts of the house are well-insulated. While the red shows which areas could use improvement. What sticks out the most? The windows, of course!

Heat map of a house with bare windows.

This close up picture shows a side-by-side of half the window being covered with energy saving shades, while the other half has been left uncovered. Just look at how big of a difference the right window treatments can make! 

Side by side of how energy saving shades work.

 

Now for the Interior

Those previous photos demonstrate just how much the weather can impact energy costs. Now, as we move inside, it’s important that your space feels just right! The atmosphere in a home is key to being cozy in the winter and comfortably cool in the midst of summer. 

Floor to ceiling windows in living room with no window treatments.

The floor to ceiling windows in this space are absolutely stunning. They make for the most gorgeous artwork. For large windows like this there are many options that can help to insulate without blocking your view. Some of our favorites for this are: 

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

 

Living room with Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades Vancouver WA
Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades

 

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

 

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Solera® Soft Roman Shades

 

Energy Saving Shades Just a Call Away

Here at Skyline Window Coverings we are passionate about helping you make your home the most comfortable and stylish place that it can be. Living in the same climate as our customers, we know how tricky it can be to keep that energy bill low due to outdoor temps. We’re here to help you! You don’t have to sacrifice a pretty look in order to gain energy efficiency. Contact us today for your FREE consultation.