Summer is coming, and already temperatures (and air conditioning bills!) have begun to soar. This Earth’s Day, JCPenney brings you eco-friendly window treatments to help you stay cool and save some cash. Whether it’s a simple change by swapping your drapes to thermal curtains or making a few changes with your already existing window treatments. Keep scrolling to make the most of it as we give you a few tips and tricks as the weather warms up.
Energy-saving and thermal options can reduce cooling and heating costs. Look for thermal insulated blackout curtains to explore foam-backed, interlined, and woven options. They offer optimum insulation to save energy while blocking out the sunlight. Sometimes you CAN have it all. A double curtain rod allows you the flexibility to install heavier, energy-saving options over light-filtering sheers, so you can customize your window covering depending on how you’re using the room at any given time.
Most of the light enters through west-facing windows. Skip the sheers and choose more solid shades, blinds, or curtain panels here to keep the sun’s rays at bay. South-facing windows provide wonderful natural light. Go for lighter-weight window coverings to let in the sun and reducing the need for lamp and overhead lighting. White and light-colored window coverings aren’t just stylish choices for summer months—they help reflect heat away from the house. If you prefer a darker color palette, select a white-lined option.
Well-fitted window treatments prevent cool air from escaping in the summer, and heat loss in the winter. To reduce heat exchange, install window treatments as close to your windows as possible, and choose a length that hits the windowsill or floor. There’s a perfect fit for every window.
Mind the Gaps
Shade, Not Fade
Strong UV rays can also fade furniture, rugs, and art. To help protect them and avoid costly replacement, consider adding window treatments in sunny spots. Mid-weight and drapery panels offer great UV protection. Consider sheer or semi-sheer panels or shades in common areas where natural light is also desired.
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