Mid-February can feel like the coldest time of the year in Colorado—and we haven’t even had our snowiest month yet! And although you might have been wanting to crank up the heat in your home, perhaps your budgetary side has told you not to, so you can save a little bit on your energy bill. Particularly in the winter, it’s easy for energy savings to fly out the window—literally—so it’s important to take some steps to try to keep your home as energy-efficient as possible, especially at the window. At Bretz Interiors serving the greater Denver area, we’re committed to helping our customers in any way we can, including helping you understand how to keep your home as winter-tight as possible. Read on to learn some tips!
Make Your Windows Cold-Weather-Ready
Many people don’t know that up to 50% of a home’s heating costs can be lost through the window, as cold air enters and your warm air leaves. But you can take some steps to help prevent that. For example, start by weather-stripping your windows and doors. Caulk your basement windows as well as your storm windows. Keep the windows locked so you’re sure they’re shut as tightly as possible. Make use of the Colorado sun, and keep your window treatments open during the day to catch the natural heat from rays—but be sure to close them at night so the heat won’t escape.
Get a Little Help From Hunter Douglas Products
Hunter Douglas offers numerous insulating window treatments, including Duette® honeycomb shades, which offer superior privacy, insulation, and light control. When the shade is lowered, you can actually feel the cold or hot air disappear, because as hot or cold air passes through the material, it is trapped in the honeycomb-shaped cells. Other Hunter Douglas products are also good at insulating windows, including Solera® Soft Shades, which have a soft sculptured look and a unique cellular construction. The layered fabric does the job when it comes to insulating your room from the heat and cold. Hunter Douglas also offers Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades, which looks like a roller shade while offering the energy efficiency of a cellular shade. It is stylish and sleek and will transform any room through its control of light. To see some of the great window insulators in person, be sure to speak with one of our consultants today!
Improving Energy Efficiency in Lakewood
Bretz Interiors is a family owned business located in Lakewood and serving the greater Denver area. In operation since 1959, we focus on delivering high quality products and exceptional service to every client. Our showroom has a wide variety of displays and our sales team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have!