Blinds Express & More is getting the High Desert and Apple Valley ready to face the high summer temperatures of Southern California. With the entire state officially in a severe drought, the cost of water is going to move to a premium. Help your home become more energy efficient by using blinds and shades that help to keep heat out of your home. Here are a few ideas that will help keep your house cooler and your Air Conditioner usage at a minimal.
Blinds and Shades that help to Block Heat
Honeycombed styled blinds work to block heat by expanding as they are opened. The extra layer of space that is created by the honeycomb shape acts as an insulator keeping heat out of the home. When heat infiltration is not issue, these blinds fold up flat to give you a clear view of the outside world. A good point to add about honeycombed blinds is that they are immediately on the job.
Reversible Blinds are blinds that work in two different ways. In the summer, one side reflects the heat away from your home. During the cooler months of the year, the other side draws heat into your home. These are blinds that have a year round purpose, and they help to save money on the cost of heating and air conditioning.
Exterior Blinds are also an option depending on the style of your home. They work well to block incoming solar radiation before it begins to heat up your home. The plus side to this style of window blinds is that they can look really attractive, and still provide excellent insulation.
Fabric & Drapes that help to keep your home cooler in Summer.
Modern fabrics offer style and thermal protection against Summer’s heat. Adding curtains to windows can also help keep heat in during the cooler months of the year. Thermal fabrics, when used as curtains, are referred to as black-out curtains. They are most effective on West and Southern facing windows to help protect from the heat of the day. The benefit of using black out curtains is that they also help to keep the cold in your home on hot days.
As the summer sun gets ready for what is sure to be a blazing hot summer, take the time now, to consider how to keep your home cooler without using your air conditioner more than necessary. Quality window treatment not only add style to your home, but also they add value. Plus, because the help to increase the energy efficiency of your home, you save money on the annual costs of heating and cooling your home. If you would like more information about how window treatments can help your Apple Valley home stay cool this summer, just give us a call. Blinds Express & More carries a wide selection of fabrics and blinds that will help you home remain energy efficient this summer. Call us today for a quote or to explore options.