By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Energy loss

Summer is here with temperatures in the high 90’s and heat beating through our windows, robbing the rooms of precious cool air. Did you know that as much as 50% of our heating & cooling energy is lost through our windows?

Yes, right out the windows, making the air-conditioning work that much harder or making it unbearably hot, especially in those hard-to-reach upper windows in your 2-story family room or foyer.

Fortunately, there are fixes out there, but do you know which one is the right one for you? There are a multitude of products out there and it can be quite overwhelming.

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, get out the ladder and take some measurements. It’s important to measure accurately at the top, center, and bottom, both horizontally and vertically. You will need the smallest of the 3 measurements for the width and the largest of the 3 for the length. Now that you have the measurements, which product should you choose? 

The absolute best insulating shade is the Honeycomb. From the profile, the material looks like a honeycomb. Part of the 50% air loss from your windows is then trapped inside the cells of the shade, keeping the room cooler in summer and warmer in winter.  Your investment in windows coverings will be made up in your gas or electric bill.  

Don’t like Honeycomb? Lots of other products will work. Anything that covers the window will minimize your energy loss. Don’t want to do it yourself? We can help.

Whatever your window covering need, call Joan at The Blind Ladies for a free consultation. 404 918-5288 or visit our newly up-dated website: www.theblindladies.com