Energy efficiency refers to how effective your energy sources work on a given day. Emphasized repeatedly throughout the years through conservation efforts, the term is familiar to homeowners and business owners throughout the world. On this Earth Day, we not only is energy efficiency good for the planet, it’s also good for your wallet. When energy systems work efficiently, costs lower leaving you with more money to work with each month.

Tips for Reducing Energy Costs

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides tips and publications designed to lower home energy costs and raise energy efficiency. One thing the group emphasizes is the use of shades to control temperatures and provide a source of natural light in your home or office.

Providing adequate light, windows reduce the need for artificial lighting in daylight hours. Shades control the amount of sunlight streaming in through the glass. Energy efficiency increases on sunny days.

Warming a home or business with sunlight keeps energy costs low. Window shades act as a barrier, blocking out the sun on really hot days and providing a source of heat in colder months like January, February, November, and December.

Types of Shades Available:

There are a number of different shades for you to choose from. Based on your needs and preferences, you may choose the following options for increasing energy efficiency:

• Window Shades

• Fabric Shades

A one-size-fits-all approach to window shade design doesn’t work. Each home and business differs from one another. What may work to increase energy efficiency in one location may not work for another consumer. That’s why it’s important to choose a shade supplier with a huge selection of shades to choose from. You get the look you want without the added cost of high energy bills.

Celebrate Earth Day everyday with new window shades. Rejoice in lower energy bills and higher energy efficiency. Conserve the planet’s non-renewable resources by using its most renewable source of energy. Solar heating and lighting costs nothing, is readily available, and easy to control through the use of shades.

For more information about energy efficiency, call Halcyon Shades at (314)-282-8088.