What Are Energy Efficient Curtains
Energy-efficient curtains are something that saves you money on heating and cooling your home. Since heating and cooling your home accounts for half of your energy costs, these curtains are an effective way to save money.
What Are Energy-Efficient Curtains?
These curtains are drapes that have a lining on the back, which is heavy and sponge-like. The lining blocks the sun in the summer and keeps heat from escaping out the windows in the winter. You can also buy a curtain that goes between the drapes and window to serve the same purpose.
Choose a curtain with a light color to prevent the sun from warming your home in the summer. Light colors reflect sunlight rather than absorbing it. You should keep your windows closed when it’s sunny out to reduce the cost of cooling your home.
Open your curtains in the winter when it’s sunny out. This will allow the sun to heat your home for free. Close the curtains when it’s not sunny or it’s dark outside to prevent warm air from leaving through your windows. You can save up to 10% on your energy bills by following this practice.
To get the most benefit out of energy-efficient curtains, make sure your windows are in good condition. Remove old caulk and reseal your windows so they don’t have air escaping and entering around them. This will prevent drafts, making your home more comfortable.
You can use energy-efficient curtains on windows that are high up and inaccessible. To do so, buy ones that can be controlled using a remote or smartphone app. If you can’t find these at a big-box store, visit a specialty retailer.
KW Lang Mechanical in Solon, OH, helps people make their homes more energy-efficient. We repair, install and maintain heating and cooling systems. Our specialties include green technology and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. Get in touch with us to find out more.Tags: Curtains, Energy Efficiency