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Many people tend to think of window treatments as decorative elements that add only aesthetic value to your home. This is far from the truth, however, as the type of window treatments installed in your home can greatly add to your enjoyment of its various rooms, both indoors and out!

In today’s blog post, we’d specifically like to take a look at the way that high-quality, professionally installed window treatments from Arjay’s in Ventura can help to save money on your home’s heating and cooling costs.

Windows Are The Weak Spot In Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Here in California, we’ve gotten used to paying astronomical energy bills, especially in the summer when we’re seeking respite from the sweltering sun. When it comes to energy efficiency, that is, how well your home keeps the cool air in and the hot air out, windows are an unfortunate weak spot in many homes. Poorly fitted or sealed windows are the source of most of this frustration, but thin, metal-framed windows in older homes can also be a problem.

“Not only does the cold air that seeps into your home through these [window] leaks force your heating system to work that much harder to maintain a stable and comfortable temperature; poorly fitted and sealed windows also make it that much easier for the warm air inside your home to get out.  In fact, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that as much as one third of the average home’s heat loss occurs through windows and doors,” reports Jen Carter for Energy.gov.

Replacing or caulking your windows can be a big help with these problems, but what about the issue of the sun’s bright light heating the ambient air inside your home? Yes, light is heat, and when it flows in through your windows, it can quickly become trapped, forcing your air conditioner to work overtime.

These Window Treatments Block The Sun, Cooling Your Home Naturally!

With the simple addition of elegant, functional window treatments from Arjay’s in Ventura, you can not only boost your home’s value, you’ll also effectively shrink your summer energy bills.

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