By: Joan Miller | The Blind Ladies
Joan Miller

This is the time of year when we realize that heat is seeping out through our windows, robbing the rooms of precious warm 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 HVAC system work that much harder or making it uncomfortably cold so that you have to turn up the heat.

Fortunately, there are fixes out there, but do you know which one is the right one for you? There is 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 three measurements for the width and the largest of the three 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 warm in winter and cool in summer. 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. Hunter Douglas has a new product called Sonnette™. It’s a cellular roller shade with a cell-like fabric. You can preview it here: https://www.hunterdouglas.com/sonnette Sonnette™ comes in many neutral colors and is an attractive choice for any décor.

If you need help with any window coverings, call Joan at The Blind Ladies 404 918-5288 or visit our website www. theblindladies.com

Published: 2018-01-29 17:17