Are you thinking of upgrading to energy-efficient shutters for your home? Today’s homeowners are more aware of how their buying choices affect their long-term savings - especially when it comes to their energy bill and the costs to cool a home during the hot Florida summers. But how do shutters actually lower your energy bill?
According to The English Heritage, shutters can reduce energy loss through a window by more than 50%. Since you’ll have cooler, comfortable air trapped indoors, your air conditioner won’t need to work as hard, resulting in savings on your monthly electric bill.
If you’re interested in improving your home’s interior comfort levels or you simply want to lower your utility costs, then it’s the right time to install energy-efficient shutters.
Still not convinced? Here are some ways interior shutters can lower your energy bill:
Creates a Barrier
When shutters are installed, there is an intentional space between the window and the shutter. This allows the air to move while creating a barrier that makes it difficult for the cool air to escape out the warm air to get inside. The longer you can keep the cool air inside, the less you have to crank up your A/C to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, saving you money during the summer. Our shutters are designed to keep out the heat, so you and your family can stay comfortable during our hot, humid Florida summers. Shutters can be installed on standard windows or custom-made to fit the style and architecture of your home.
Interior shutters come equipped with light regulating louvers (or horizontal slats), allowing you to control the heat and light coming into your home. When the louvers are closed, they block out sunlight and other exterior light sources. By blocking the solar radiation, the shutters reduce the amount of heat retained in your home, making it more comfortable and less reliant on air conditioning.
Shutters are among the best window treatments because they are actually fastened to the window jam itself, which seals off the window, helps eliminate heat transfer, and increases the window’s R-value. Wood is inherently an excellent insulator. According to the Department of Energy, wood shutters offer R-values between 2.77 and 3.17. When installed correctly and firmly against the window frame, wood shutters provide an additional layer of insulation throughout the year. During the summer, the additional insulation provides shades inside your home, which helps to reduce A/C use and lowers your monthly bill.
If you’re ready to update the look of your home and save money on your utility bills, look no further than New Shutters and Blinds. We offer shutters, shades, and blinds for every lifestyle! The best part, we bring the showroom to you! Call us at (386) 410-2245, or fill out our contact form to learn more and schedule your free in-home consultation. We look forward to working with you!