Compared to insulated walls and ceilings, windows easily allow more heat to escape from a room in winter. Winter’s chillier weather doesn’t have to leave Jack Frost nipping at your nose, though. Energy-efficient shades, which create a layer of insulation at the window, can go a long way toward keeping more warm air inside your house.
Likewise, when temps heat up, those same shades will help your house stay cool during the dog days—a solution that’s a lot easier on your electric bill than cranking up the A/C.
Looking for the best energy-efficient choices? Consider the following trio of styles.