Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Stylish Window Treatments

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Who says functionality and aesthetic appeal don’t blend well together? If you’re looking to spruce up your Philadelphia home while increasing energy efficiency, shopping for window treatments is a great place to start. When carefully selected and placed in ideal locations, these home accessories can reduce heat gain in the summer and drive down heat loss during the colder months.

Organic and Dual Shade Blinds

Window shades are among the most basic types of treatments, right up there with simple curtains, but one cannot deny how effective they are. When mounted as close to the glass as possible, it creates a sealed air space. You can also try to look for dual shades with high reflective surfaces on one side and heat absorbing on the other for a more effective way of managing natural light. Just remember to keep the warm side facing outside when it’s cold and inside during hotter seasons in Philadelphia.

Since you’re already taking the “green” route in decorating your home, why not take it one more step further by using shades made of organic materials. Some manufacturers make natural woven shades from bamboo and other similar woods. The lighter material of the blinds allows light in, without completely exposing you to onlookers outside. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2tbasbg

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