Save Heating Costs – Use Window Treatments

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation, Home Improvement Cost Savings

Window Treatments Save Heating Costs

Winter Window ShadesThe weather here in NH this week is COLD! It feels like January right now and the cold temperatures have me thinking about ways to save money on my energy bills. The windows in your home are probably the weakest link in the thermal envelope.

By using window treatments properly in the winter months you can help saving money on your energy bills. Placing heavy curtain or window shades can help keep out drafts and cold that penetrates the glass panes. During the day south facing window treatments should be opened to let the sun help warm the room.

Thermal Window Panels (Curtains)

The simplest solution is just plane window blinds. If you want a more effective solution you can install curtains or even heavier quilted curtains (sometimes called window quilts). You can buy Thermal Window Panels from Amazon for a very reasonable price. Placing the window treatments in front of your windows is really no different than wearing a sweater or coat. The same window treatments can even help keep the sun out in the summer to help keep your home cooler.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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