3 Ways Window Treatments Save You Money On Energy Bills08/18/2015Darren Wong In Honolulu, homeowners are always searching for ways to save actual bucks on their energy bills. Some realize that windows are the main 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 an ordeal 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 tell you how good it is at reducing airflow. A blind or shade, with their delicate design, offer little to no barricade to the influence of wind. Shutters on the other hand are made from wood and non-wood material that results in the perfect second wall between you and the weather outside. 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 Honolulu, if not the United States. And with airflow mostly eliminated, your heating and cooling system works less to counter the influence of Hawaii’s weather. Resist Moisture, Humidity, & Heat Absorption In a double-pane window, Polywood shutters have an R-Value of over 6. Stacked up against other shutters in the state, that’s the highest thermal resistance rating of insulation material. And, Polywood is moisture-proof, resisting humidity and moisture that can impact room temperature. This means less energy is spent on resisting the effects of heat and humidity. Reduce Heat Transfer Window treatments are a wonderful way to reduce heat transfer. And what the window treatment is comprised from greatly impacts 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 temperature in the room is pleasant and unadulterated by the temperature outside. Reducing heat transfer means less power is needed to adjust 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 translates into actual dollars saved on your energy bills. If you’re looking to maximize your energy savings, pair Polywood shutters with Solar Gard window film. The window film adds an extra layer of protection, rejecting up to 87% of solar heat and blocking 99% of harmful UV rays. Ready to get your energy savings? During an in-home consultation, we’ll bring our window treatment samples and show you first-hand how energy efficient Polywood shutters are. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 808-797-2004 or submitting the form below.