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Summer in Washington is gorgeous. But just because we are in the Pacific Northwest, doesn’t mean we don’t experience the heat! Thankfully, you can cool down your home with these beautiful window treatments, resulting in possible energy bill savings. Don’t sacrifice your comfort for style when you can have both!


When it comes to keeping cold air in and hot air out, shades are an exceptional option. Many shades, regardless of the fabric, have the ability to come in a dual layer where one side is lighter than the other. This allows you to turn your shades with the season, using the light side to reflect the sun in the summer, keeping cold air in, and also switch to the dark side in the winter to keep cold air out! One of the best parts about shades, is there are so many design and color options. You just want to make sure the shade is mounted around the very edge of the window, close to the frame, to ensure minimal space where air can travel.

Window Treatments That Lower Your Energy Bills DRAPES


Regardless if you have shades or not, you can still add drapes. Drapes come in many fabrics, but in this case you’ll want to choose a lightweight fabric to hang down the length of your windows. Ideally, to cool down your space, the brighter and lighter the color, the more cool the room will be by reflecting the sun. If you have medium weight drapes, you can add a white plastic backing to help still reflect the sun without buying a whole new set of drapes. Another option is trying out drapes made out of lace. The lace will provide easy airflow and ventilation with open or closed windows, allowing a beautiful, classy look and a cool, breezy room.

Window Treatments That Lower Your Energy Bills BLINDS


Blinds are an amazing option for ventilation, light reflection, and privacy. With both interior and exterior aiding these goals, they’re ideal to reduce heat. If it’s a sunny day and the blinds are closed, they automatically reflect the sunlight keeping the heat out of the room. When the blinds are open they provide easy movement to the air. Exterior blinds may even be more effective than interior, since they stop the heat before it even transmits through the glass of the window.

Using all or any of these options can lower your summer energy bill up to 30%! It’s likely you already have some of these in your Kirkland, Mountlake Terrace or Lynnwood home. Now that you are aware of the best strategies for use, you can test out your energy saving strategy for yourself and see the difference from month to month. If you have any questions or are in need of some new window treatments, Bothell Budget Blinds will help you comfortably pass through summer so you can focus on enjoying the season.

If this Budget Blinds of Bothell article has you wondering how you can upgrade your space by changing your window treatments, we would love to help! Sign up for a Free Consultation, where you will have one on one attention to bring your goals to reality. Our staff at Budget Blinds Bothell will visit your house for free! We can measure your windows and show you samples and displays at no charge.

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