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Save Money by using blinds to Control temperature in your home

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Heating and cooling costs can add up fast. Keeping a house cool in the summer and avoiding heat loss during the winter makes the house livable. Homeowners want to figure out how to accomplish this goal as effectively and cost efficiently as possible. Here are a few tips from SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for homeowners to help keep utility bills to a minimum.

Blinds today are more advanced than ever before. They're also more green than ever before. Windows are one of the most heat and cold sensitive areas of the house. Light, air and heat can seep out when you least expect it. A single draft can cause a lot of energy loss. Heat getting through the windows can make the entire room feel too hot and can also make it hard to cool the house.

Blinds help to control the issue and offer many advantages. Many kinds of blinds can be used with precise control such as a timer. Controlling the blinds with a timer allows the homeowner to precisely determine how much light is let into the room during the day. Closing the blinds when not home can help avoid increased heat in the space during the summer months. Homeowners should consider keeping blinds up during colder months to allow more light and heat into the house and make it warmer when they get home.

The use of advanced technology is not necessary to get results. A homeowner can choose to use standard blinds but make sure they are installed properly. There should be no gaps between the material. Consider changing blinds depending on the season. Those who live in a four season climate should use darker materials during the winter and lighter materials during the summer. This helps control the amount of light getting into the room. Any homeowner should also consider consulting with a HVAC service. They can also further point out what steps should be taken with the blinds to help the owner use blinds to control the temperature in their home.

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