4 Ways To Reduce Energy In Your Home With Window Treatments- Malibu, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

4 Ways To Reduce Energy In Your Home With Window Treatments- Malibu, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles

We Californian’s are experiencing quite the unusual weather for a  2014 “winter.” I am sure you’re laughing to yourself right now. Well, regardless of this weather, who wouldn’t be interested in saving some money with their energy bill! Here are some fabulous tips in order to do so. Check it out….
SHADES

  • In the summer: Shades work best to lower energy consumption in the summer by blocking harsh sunlight. Choose thick fabrics to maximize.
  • In the winter: To improve your shades’ ability to stop heat loss in the winter, mount them close to the window and make sure they reach the sides of the window.

  • Read more at http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/05/10/home-garden/5-window-treatments-that-can-reduce-your-energy-consumption/#q331rKRvuD7jeuXp.99
    BLINDS

    In the summer: Because blinds are versatile, they are less effective than shades in the summer. Some light can still pass through the slats in closed blinds.
    In the winter: To minimize winter heat loss, make sure your blinds fit your window snuggly and are hung close to the glass.
    Read more at http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/05/10/home-garden/5-window-treatments-that-can-reduce-your-energy-consumption/#q331rKRvuD7jeuXp.99
    WINDOW TINT

  • In the summer: Films are best used in warm climates where they can reduce heat gain year round.
  • In the winter: Reflective film is most effective on east and west-facing windows. When used on southern facing windows, films block sun rays that could warm your home in winter.

  • Read more at http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/05/10/home-garden/5-window-treatments-that-can-reduce-your-energy-consumption/#q331rKRvuD7jeuXp.99
    DRAPERIES

  • Use two drapery panels instead of one.
  • In winter, close drapes on windows that do not receive sunlight.
  • Close all drapes on cold winter nights.
  • In summer, close drapes on southern and western facing windows.
  • Hang drapes as close to the window as possible.
  • Attach drapes to the wall at the bottom and sides to reduce heat loss by 25%.

  • Read more at http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/05/10/home-garden/5-window-treatments-that-can-reduce-your-energy-consumption/#q331rKRvuD7jeuXp.99
    -Bree Jacoby

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