Energy Efficient Blinds and Shades
If you have windows that are older than 10 years old, if you place your hand around the window can you feel a low-pressure breeze coming through them? If so it is time to replace the windows with a more energy efficient window. But it money is tight and windows are not a foreseeable expense right now, there are steps you can take to reduce the amount cold air that is getting through in the winter months.
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In such way to be to use energy efficient shades or blinds. Cellular shades are great energy efficient shades, they have a blueprint that forms a pocket of air when it passes through the window and that can prevent the heat or the cold from actually spreading into the house. The cellular shade also has many other colors and fabrics to choose from so not only are they energy efficient but they can look great.
Solar shades, these shades are a great energy savers they act as a light filter and break up light as it comes in. the solar shades keep the brightness of the light the same. They donít have a glare and they also keep the room comfortable. The downside to these shades is that because of then being solar and the purpose is to let light in that is what it does at night. Solar shades provide no privacy.
New blinds or shades cannot do the same in the way as the energy efficient new window would but they are a great addition to the windows. If you need new windows replace them sooner rather than later.