Tips for Energy-Saving Window Coverings

Learn about the advantages of installing window coverings.


Installing window coverings throughout a home will minimize the escape of heat and cut down on the use of electricity.

  • The most energy-efficient treatments feature honeycomb construction.
  • Louvered shutters come in three styles: Cafe, plantation and sliding.
  • Roller shades can be controlled with a chain or an electrical light switch.
  • Window treatments protect rugs, paintings and furniture fabrics from fading caused by sun exposure.
  • West-facing windows admit the hottest light and need the most coverage.
  • South-facing windows are the most important natural light source and need only light coverage.
  • It's best to have a professional measure your windows for custom treatments.

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