In the Heat of the Night
 By Ashley H.
…more like in the heat of the day! As summer approaches, and the winter season is in our rearview mirror, many are faced with new temperature challenges. Yay! We got rid of the cold and frigid temperatures, but bring on the stale and dry heat. Summertime to many people is just as bad as winter. You have to deal with rising temperatures and humidity that takes your breath and energy away. Spring cleaning comes into effect big time because many people believe that if they throw out their old clutter, their house will cool down. This is some truth to this statement; but the key factor in determining how much heat and sunlight flows through your house is window treatments. What do you have on your windows to block the sun?
Cellular and sunweave shades are becoming more popular as the spring/summer seasons continue to heat up. This is mainly in part to their amazing sun blockage feature. Both shades cut down on sunlight and have the ability to cool down any room by blocking hard UV rays. These eco-friendly shades are going to run higher than your average blinds, but you will see a tremendous difference in your cooling bill. If your house isn’t overheated, your air condition unit won’t overwork its self. Cellular or honeycomb shades come in light filtering and blackout options. These shades will give full privacy and will need to be lifted in order to gaze outside. Not matter what color you select for the front, the back will come in white. This will help the shade absorb the sunlight and prevent heat from filtering in. Sunweaves are commonly referred to as solar shades. They are made with an intricate weave material that will be sheer. The are going to be the best blocker for sunlight. They are not fully private, so you may not want to put them in bedrooms or bathrooms, where privacy is key.
These two types of shades are going to be an investment. But with spring time in full bloom, heat should be your main focus, along with cutting down on your bills. If your going to raid through your house and spring clean, why not spring clean your wallet and reduce some money allocated to bills?!