How to Prevent Energy Loss in Your Home

Living in the San Antonio area, you know your energy bills can skyrocket during certain times of the year. Blasting the AC in the summer is one way to combat the heat we face. But, have you stopped to think about why your home is suffering energy loss? This time of year is pleasant–and, that’s why it’s the perfect time to get your home ready for the upcoming heat. Do you know you can save money while improving the comfort of your home?


Your Home’s Windows…

When we think of the windows in our homes, we value the landscape views and the natural light. And, this is the time of year when increasing the light becomes an important aspect. Because of this, bare windows may *seem* like a good option, but they don’t often allow us to customize the way the light enters, leaving us as victims of harsh glare, UV rays and heat. Yes, heat. Even in cooler temps.

bare windows cause energy loss in San Antonio TX

Bare and uncovered windows allow direct light to enter, magnified and intense. This time of year is when we want to enjoy the weather–and low energy bills. But, this magnified light we experience from bare windows can heat up our homes to exhausting temperatures. Many homeowners face up to 40% energy loss at the window, no matter the age of the home. What’s the solution?



The Answer to Energy Loss

If covering the windows was the answer, we wouldn’t even be talking about it. That’s because we don’t *really* want our windows covered full-time, do we? The right solutions should deliver the ideal balance of natural light and insulation year-round.

living room with top down bottom up shades in San Antonio TX
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Natural light brightens our moods, making us productive and happy individuals. Landscape views connect us to the outdoors. But, the heat through those windows…it can cause so much discomfort. The good news is that Energy efficient window treatments can offer you the best features: protected windows with as much light as you’d like.


Which Window Coverings Are “Right” ?!?

There isn’t “one” solution for window treatments. That’s because the windows in your home can affect you differently, based on location, direction and what the room is used for. Plus, your preference could vary when it comes to those solutions and overall design.  What can we tell you? We’ve got a wide selection of insulating shades that can keep your home comfortable year-round. It’s the customization that allows you to enjoy your home to the fullest.

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades


Now’s the Time.

Do you find yourself feeling relief that the cooler months of the year are here? At the same time, sweating the thought of the impending summer heat? Do you dread the thermostat war that goes on in your home, as family members battle over comfort during those hot summer days?

sonnette cellular roller shades above window seat in San Antonio TX living room
Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades

Our Window Fashions of Texas team would love to help! Established here in Central Texas, we have the years of experience you’re looking for when it comes to designing solutions for a more energy efficient home! Contact us for your FREE consultation.