What makes these new products different? They’re cordless, using spring-loaded mechanism or battery, motor lift or wand controls to open and close the window treatments.
You don’t need to worry about kids or pets, for that matter – to want to eliminate window treatment cords. Maybe you just don’t like the way they look. Ask about cordless window fashions that are designed not to obscure the beauty of your windows.
Have window treatments with cords? Check out the Window Covering Safety Council’s website at www.windowcoverings.org for kits to repair cords and change your old window treatments.
Here’s another thing shocking fact. Did you know that 37% of all heat inside a home escapes through uncovered windows. Many new window coverings provide a thermal protection to keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer, and some are actually R-rated for efficiency. You may know the basics like checking your windows for holes and cracks, weather stripping around windows and frames and installing storm windows.
At night, keep window treatments closed to help retain heat in the house. During the day, open the window treatments, to take advantage of the sun’s heating system.
Keep windows clean, especially those on the southern exposure, for maximum solar gain throughout the day. Manufacturers say that window treatments utilizing around windows by up to five times better than that of single pane window alone.
Using window treatments can help your home maintain a constant temperature for longer periods of time, placing less stress on your heating and air-conditioning units and promoting fuel and electricity conservation.