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 windows.you 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.