Keep the Heat Out of Your Home
Posted By MyGuy
Summer is coming and for we Arizonans, that means hot! And as much as we
enjoy the pool season, we don't enjoy the increased energy bills and
the UV rays streaming into our homes.
Window treatments will help keep the heat out of your home and will prevent
UV damage to furniture, draperies, and flooring. Don't be blinded
by the many types of window treatments available – choose what will
be energy-efficient for your window exposure as well as what function
and style you need in a window treatment. Team your window treatments
with window tinting or sunscreens and you will have double protection
against the summer heat.
There are many types of window treatments available that are good choices
for energy-efficiency with some being better than others. Cellular shades
provide the highest R value (resistance to heat/air conditioning) of all
window treatments, earning up to a 4.81 out of 5 for its double-cell pocket
protection and white backing that will reflect the heat back outside.
Wood blinds with its natural insulation carries an R value of 3.2 with
shutters at 3.4. Roller shades with their numerous degrees of UV ray blockage
are also good insulators for your windows. Avoid aluminum miniblinds as
aluminum attracts heat, so those old miniblinds in your bedrooms are actually
making your rooms hotter!
To learn more about the best options for your window treatments call MyGuy today.
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