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Energy-Efficient Window Treatments for Your Home

Window treatments in Denver have a variety of functions. In addition to adding style and panache to your home, window treatments can also make your house more energy efficient. You can lose valuable heating and cooling through your windows, so it's a wise idea to investigate your options for energy-efficient window treatments to help you save money on your monthly utility bills. Keep reading to see which window treatments can help you make your home a more energy-efficient place.

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Blinds

Vertical or horizontal blinds can help you control the amount of sunlight that gets into your home, which can help to keep your house cooler during warm summer months. You can adjust the angle of your blinds depending on what time of day it is and how much privacy you want. Whether you choose vinyl or wood blinds, you'll have a simple and effective way of reducing heat gain in your house. In fact, blinds made of highly reflective materials can reduce heat gain by as much as 45 percent.

Drapes

Custom drapes can dress up your living room or help you make your bedroom darker and more suitable for sleeping. Their energy efficiency will depend on the color and type of fabric you choose, as a tightly woven fabric will behave differently than a breezy, gauzy material. In the winter, you can open your drapes during the day to let in sunlight, and then close them at night to prevent heat loss. Many draperies will reduce heat loss by up to 10 percent, making them a good choice for bedrooms where you want to be as comfortable as possible.

Shutters

Both interior and exterior shutters can be used to beautify your home and make it more energy efficient. They have similar properties to blinds, in that they work best in warmer months keeping sun out of the house. You can combine window treatments and put drapes with shutters for even more energy saving features that give you lower utility bills, a more comfortable house, and the knowledge that you're doing your part to go green.

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