Saving Energy with Window Treatments

Energy efficient windows are growing in popularity every year. However, not everyone realizes that your window treatments also have a profound effect on your home’s energy efficiency. 20% of your air dissipation, whether heated or cooled, happens through your windows. It’s imperative to have the right window treatments if you want to decrease this number.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are the most practical and efficient window coverings you can buy when it comes to saving energy. They use cell pockets to trap air around your windows, which regulates temperature. The cells use a honeycomb shape, which lends the nickname “honeycomb shades.” They come in a wide variety of colors, insulating capabilities, pleat sizes and cell layers. They can also be inside or outside mounted.


Drapes are a timeless window feature that can match any decor. They come in thousands of different fabrics, colors, and patterns. Because they provide more window coverage, they are one of the more efficient window treatments. For additional energy savings you can add a thermal lining on the backside of your drapes. These are usually white, giving your windows a smooth exterior curb appeal.


Shutters trap unwanted air between the glass of the window and the covering. This can insulate the room. Plantation shutters have the tightest fit and use the thickest material.

Exterior Shades

Exterior shades prevent harsh sunlight from entering your home, reducing your air conditioning usage and electric bills. If you have any other questions about energy-efficient window treatments reach out to Naffco today!