Do you know where your home can lose the most energy? The red color in this infrared picture shows the areas of greatest energy loss.
The rising cost of natural gas, electricity, and home heating fuel hit most all of us this time of year. Heat is lost through the roof, gaps around doors, through the walls and floor and through your windows. We’ve learned to add insulation, caulk, and keep the thermostat lower.
Windows, especially older ones, are highly emissive. Emissivity is the ability to absorb certain types of energy (especially infrared) and radiate that energy through itself and out of a room. An older window with one pane of clear glass can transfer over 80% of the infrared energy from a warm room outside into the cold. This is what window companies are referring to when they advertise a “low e” rating. Double paned, coated, and filled newer windows provide a lower “e” rating.
Taping plastic to your window can help as well as insulated draperies. We here at Aria On-Site would like to tell you about patented Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades. These can also help you save money on your heating and cooling bills. Check out the pictures below and remember the red color indicate significant energy loss.
Whether it’s winter cold or summer heat, patented insulating shades from Hunter Douglas help you conserve energy at the window. The numbers speak for themselves:
Summer Benefit: Duette® Architella® shades can reduce unwanted solar heat through windows by up to 80%.
Winter Benefit: Duette® Architella® shades can reduce heat loss through windows by up to 80%.
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