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Is Heat Leeching Out of Your Windows in Winter?

Most likely yes, but motorized shades can help.

Is Heat Leeching Out of Your Windows in Winter?

If you live in Iowa City, you already are familiar with the challenges of winter.

The temperatures are beginning to drop, and even though Iowa hasn’t had much snow or cold yet this season, you are starting to feel the pains of keeping your home warm.

You may not even realize it, but your HVAC’s hard work all winter long is not as efficient as it could be. In fact, a lot of the heat pumped throughout your home promptly leaves it…through your windows.

Before the harsh reality of winter hits, you can prepare your residence so that it can retain heat and you can keep your energy consumption costs low.

How? You can use motorized shades throughout your home.

Below, we explain how motorized window treatments can warm up your residence in the winter and further explore how they can be a year-round part of your home.

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How Motorized Blinds Keep Your Home Warm

During the winter, much of your home energy costs center around heating your property.

Heat often escapes through windows, so the idea is to insulate the heat by using motorized shades.

One option is to use honeycomb shades that automatically can roll down during daytime hours in the winter. Not only do they have cellular pockets that can trap heat trying to escape your home, but darker honeycomb blinds also can help retain heat from direct sunlight.

Alternatively, if you prefer to keep a view of the outdoors while you have your shades down, you can use a combination of roller shades.

While roller shades might not be able to retain heat as effectively as honeycomb blinds, using shades with a dark fabric will absorb and retain heat naturally entering your home.

Motorized Shades: A Year-Round Solution

Once the temperatures start to warm up in time for the summer, you’ll be faced with the task of keeping your home cool.

Much like how motorized window treatments can keep your home warm in the winter, they also can cool your residence in the summer.

Some blinds can have reflective backings so that they don’t absorb incoming heat and unnecessarily warm up your home.

No matter the time of year, though, motorized blinds can help lower your energy consumption levels.

If you want to learn more about motorized shades and how they can improve your Iowa City home, we encourage you to reach out to us.

To get in touch, you can call our local office at (319) 354-7700, click on the live chat button on the bottom-right corner of the screen or fill out a short form on the page linked below. We look forward to answering any questions you might have!

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