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Warm Up Your Space With out Turning Up The Heat This Fall

With fall weather comes warm, fuzzy sweaters cozy throw blankets on every chair, and the power to keep the heat turned off until you just can’t stand the chill. Staying comfortable in your home as the temperature dips can be an exercise in stamina but you can take steps to maximize comfort without touching the thermostat choosing the right window treatments can help make your home more comfortable and efficient.
The best insulating window coverings, the right window covering not only make your room look more comfortable, but they can also affect the temperature in your house. Since windows are major cause of heat loss here are the two best ways to dress your windows so you can stay warm and green at the same time this fall.
Cellular shades are made up of cells that resembles a honeycomb, these cells trap the air to insulate your home and keep it comfortable in every season. They vary in size and are available in single or double construction, cellular shades come in a wide variety of colors and fabric choices so you won’t sacrifice style for comfort.
Shutters will be my next option for the fall, they fit tightly in the windows frame and when the windows are closed they create a pocket of air that insulates your windows. Wood louvers allow you to control light and privacy, with a divider rail depending on the size of your can open and close the top and bottom louvers separately. Shutters are energy efficient and add a traditional elegance and value to any home before you touch the thermostat this fall, consider investing in energy efficient window treatments. It’s like a two for one deal. Not only will you save money on your heating and cooling bills but your home will get a brand new look.

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Shut the door on Shutters

By: Erica

Can you say dollars out the window?  No pun intended of course. Shutters in my mind are a complete waste of money. I visited a friend recently and was blown away when she opened the doors on her windows, and not in a good way. I had no idea such a thing existed, but I was not impressed. At first glance, I actually thought they were regular 2″ wood blinds, but clearly they were a horse of a different color. Or should I say these stable doors are only meant for horses and barns? If you haven’t noticed I did not like her new shutters.

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