How to Make Old Windows More Energy Efficient

Shutters, Window Treatments

Energy efficient window coverings are necessary for homes with old windows.  There are plenty of reasons to want to make not just your windows, but your entire home, more efficient.  It can help you save money and make your home more comfortable.

New technology has been introduced in recent years to boost the efficiency of your home, but what about those old windows?  Replacing windows throughout an entire home can be expensive.  Consider another option.

Energy efficient window coverings

For centuries, shutters have been prized as fine window furniture.  Shutters not only provide privacy and light control options, they can also enhance the value of a home. Like any home investment, only shutters of quality will provide long-term value.

Plantation Shutters are an excellent investment for windows for a few different reasons.  First, they look great.  If you plan to sell your home custom shutters can provide excellent resale value.  Not only do they look great inside, they can also boost the curb appeal of your home as well.

Shutters insulate windows.  When used properly shutters can be the most efficient window treatment. The key is keeping the panels and louvers closed during the coldest or hottest times of the day. The air pocket formed between the window and closed shutters makes a great insulator.  According to, shutters can decrease your energy bills when used properly.  Some consumers have claimed their savings paid for their shutters within 7 years.

This is one way that you can make even old windows more efficient.  Why not spend your money on something that can lower costs as well as beautify your home?  They are relatively low-cost and have plenty of additional benefits.  Shutters also help your home maintain a more optimal temperature.  They can even block sun damage from occurring to your furniture and flooring.

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