Reducing the amount of energy you use isn’t just good for the environment—it’s good for your wallet, too. Did you know that interior shutters can significantly reduce your energy costs while also adding to the beauty of your home’s décor? Here’s how:
Interior Shutters Reduce Heat Loss in Winter
Interior shutters provide an extra barrier between your home and the outside elements, forming something of a thermal shield at your window. Solid shutters are best for preventing heat loss, but louvered shutters do provide some benefit here as well. When less heat is allowed to escape from your home, your heating system doesn’t have to work as hard or as often to maintain a comfortable temperature. This saves you money immediately on your utility bill, but may also save you some in the long run in terms of wear and tear to your heating system.
Interior Shutters Reduce Solar Gain in Summer
In summertime, it’s hard to keep your home cool because of solar gain—that is, the amount of heat your home absorbs from the harsh sun. Most of this gain comes through the windows. Interior shutters can effectively block extra heat from penetrating through your windows, keeping your home cooler and your energy bill lower.
You can also open your windows in the summer while leaving your interior shutters closed to allow some fresh air in without too much heat. Shutters can also serve to keep insects from entering your home, as well as to protect your privacy. Since interior shutters are permanently installed in your home and built to last, you can enjoy all their benefits indefinitely while also adding value to your home.
If you’re interested in installing interior shutters in your home, contact Bay Home & Window. We provide quality materials and brands, each of which can be customized to fit virtually any window or space. Browse our website to learn more about your available options in the San Francisco area, or give us a call at (925) 846-3400 for more information on our beautiful interior shutters.