Infographic: Energy-Efficient Home Installations and Renovations
- March 2, 2019
- By: Vonigo
In this post, we’ll look at some easy ways to improve the energy efficiency of a home, without spending an absolute fortune. Below, an infographic from Blinds 2 Go explains the info in a visual way. If you’re an installation company it can be a very valuable resource to share with your customers.
The best bang for a homeowner’s energy-savings buck is to focus on windows and window treatments. The infographic also has information about more extensive home renovations, like energy-efficient roofs and walls.
Let’s get started.
Window Treatments — Big Impact, Low Cost
The windows and doors of our home are essential to let in light and air. Unfortunately
A window treatment is equal parts form and function. They can be closed off to seal in warm air, or to keep out the blazing sun. This added layer of protection can instantly improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Choose lined drapes that are of good quality. Light-colored curtains will reflect more light to the outside and won’t leave the room feeling too dark.
If curtains are a no-go, blinds offer a sleek and effective way to keep out the light and seal in some of the energy. Thermal blinds are an excellent option if you need extra insulation. These blinds are made from light-reflecting material and often consist of two layers with an air layer between them. This provides an extra layer of insulation.
The glass pane of the window is also problematic because energy can escape through it. To reduce the amount of energy lost this way, glazing or window films can prove very effective. The films can also provide an extra layer of privacy and help to filter out UV radiation.
Shutters or Awnings
If you have a problem with a window that is very exposed, shutters or awnings might be a good idea. They cut the amount of light coming into the home without cutting it off completely. This can help to reduce the temperature in the house because those rooms are not baking in sunlight.
The last tip for homeowners is to perform regular maintenance on all door and window frames. The insulation around the edges will wear over time and will need to be replaced. Doing so as and when necessary will help you to conserve a lot more energy.
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