Making Your Home Energy-Efficient

Making Your Home Energy-Efficient

These days, it’s always good to save a buck or two, isn’t it? That’s why, at The Shutter Guy serving the greater Charleston area, we’re always happy to share some tips with our customers, so they can get the most from their energy bills. Read on to learn more!

Tips for Your Windows

Up to 50% of a home’s heating and cooling costs can be lost through the window. That’s why it’s important to take some steps to prevent outside air from entering and inside air from escaping. For example, weather-strip your windows and doors, especially in the winter. Also, caulk your basement windows as well as your storm windows. Be sure to keep the windows locked so you know they’re shut as tightly as possible. If the winter day is sunny, open your window treatments to let in the sun’s natural heat, and be sure to keep them closed at night so the heat doesn’t escape. By the same token, keep your window treatments closed during the hot summer days to help keep those hot rays out.

Upgrade Your Window Treatments

If you’ve been thinking that new window treatments would be helpful, we’ve got some ideas for the ones that offer the most insulation. For example, because of the shape of Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades, they are great at insulating windows, and Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, with their honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design are the best. Or consider Solera® Soft Shades, which combine a soft sculptured look with a unique cellular construction. The layered fabric does the job when it comes to insulating your room from the heat and cold. Another great option, Duette® Vertiglide™ Honeycomb Shade is ideal for large windows. The Vertiglide is made with the well-known honeycomb-shaped Duette fabric, which offers unparalleled benefits: improved energy efficiency, security, and a beautiful sleek design. This incredible fabric provides extra insulation by keeping cold air out in the winter while allowing you to keep the heat from the sun from entering your home in the summer.

Improving Energy Efficiency in the Charleston, SC area

The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations.

We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.”

Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.

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