Spring is a tricky season for managing energy costs; not only does the approaching summer weather make the air hot enough to make you want your air conditioning on, the temperature at night can plummet. If you’re looking for a way to shrink your energy bill, finding a solution that can combat both the heat and the cold is critical. Plantation shutters can do precisely that year-round.
How do plantation shutters help combat the cold?
Over 25% of the energy you use to heat or cool your home is lost through your windows. Some of this loss is due to low insulation: even if your windows or double-paned or the edges are fully caulked to minimize drafts, windows offer less insulation than your walls. This means some of your heat will leak through to the outside, and some of the cold will cool the air against the window.
But plantation shutters can reduce that transfer of heat energy. The thick window coverings add another layer of insulation to keep warm air in. They also act as another buffer that forms a loose pocket of air to stop the dispersal of energy, similar to double-paned windows.
If you know your windows need to be updated or repaired to reduce air leaks, plantation shutters also are a great intermediate step so you can take your time selecting the perfect windows without losing heat throughout the fall and winter. Go to Longhorn Solar Screen’s selection of plantation shutters here and find other tools for keeping your home energy-efficient.