How Window Treatments Can Contribute to the Energy Efficiency of Your Massachusetts Home

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window treatmentsWindow treatments can add to the beauty and value of your home. Not only that, but they can make your home more energy-efficient as well. Installing energy-efficient window treatments is a great way to make your home more comfortable and save money at the same time. Combined with efficient heating and air conditioning, you can greatly reduce the costs of heating and cooling your home.

No matter what the season, energy-efficient window treatments can help your home stay comfortable.

  • Awnings are a good way to keep direct sunlight from heating your home during the summer months. If possible, install awnings that are retractable, this way you can put them down to let warmth and light into your home during the winter months.Today’s awnings are made of synthetic material that resists mold and moisture. For windows that get a lot of direct sunlight, they can make a huge difference.
  • Window shades act as insulation, both keeping warmth in during the winter, and keeping direct sunlight out during the summer, which can help your home stay cool. This can reduce the year-round costs of heating and cooling your home.
  • Dual shades offer maximum efficiency. They’re light on one side, which reflects sunlight, and dark on the other, which absorbs it. You can reverse these shades depending on the season.

For additional ways to keep your home energy and efficient and comfortable year round, consult the plumbing, heating and cooling experts at Rodenhiser in Massachusetts today.

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