This photo depicts this particular home’s energy efficiency, or its ability to resist heat transfer from outside to inside, or vice versa. The red spots indicate where heat transfer occurs the most. As you can see, energy is escaping mostly through the windows!!
In the summer months, windows allow hot air to enter your home and the cool air to escape, making your air conditioner work harder. This means you have to pay extra in energy bills for the energy that is escaping from your home. Window shades can be an important investment in terms of improving your home’s overall energy efficiency, while lowering your energy bills.
The following photo shows the energy efficiency of an uncovered window versus a window covered with a cellular shade.
Remember, you want to “Get the Red Out” to improve your home’s energy efficiency. You can see that the cellular shade insulates this window, preventing excessive heat transfer.
Cellular shades conserve energy by insulating the glass, and by reducing the amount of sunlight transferred into the room.
You can make your windows even more efficient by adding a side-track system. A side-track system attaches a shade to the sides of your window frame. It works the same way as zipping up a winter coat.
Side-tracks seal the window and blocks off drafts, further eliminating heat transfer in both winter and summer.
If you have any more questions about how to get the red out of your windows, feel free to call! We have many energy efficient and affordable window shades to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, all while reducing your overall energy usage