Energy Saving Shades: Before & After Results

If you live in the Fort Myers area, you already know how harmful the sun can be. It’s important to protect the interior of our homes. Better yet, we can improve comfort and find energy savings by dressing our homes with helpful window treatments. Let’s learn more about energy saving shades with these before and after results.

This is What Energy Savings Can Look Like…

The picture below features a scientific view of how energy saving shades can improve the efficiency of our homes. By using modern technology, we are able to get a better idea of how well-insulated our homes are. The greens, blues and purples tell us areas are well-insulated. However, red, orange and yellow all identify areas that energy flows freely, exposing your home to the elements. The red areas–the ones most affected by energy loss–are not surprising. It’s the windows that cause the problems!

Whole house effects of bare windows in floida home

Below, take a look at the windows that we have compared side by side. This illustration is very revealing. The red window on the left, has been left uncovered and exposed to the penetrating Florida sun. The green window on the right, has been outfitted with energy saving shades. The difference is amazing!

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Should We Move Inside?

Now that you have a better understanding and visual image of how the heat can enter your home, let’s address the interior. Is the heat affecting your daily comfort level? How long have you been experiencing hot, exhausting days and sleepless nights. Isn’t it time to put an end to that? By adding window treatments to bare windows, or by replacing existing window treatments that are ineffective, your problems are solved.

Sonnette shades for Exposed windows in Ft. Myers florida Home

Take this view for example–difficult to ignore–floor to ceiling windows, what a stunner!!! Consequently, it can heat up quickly, making it impossible to appreciate due to its discomfort. Not too worry, we have solutions that will allow you to enjoy all the views in your home. Choose a style, from cellular shades that prevent heat from entering, to layered fabric shades that will keep the atmosphere just as you like it. Below are some of our favorites…

duette honey comb ft myers home
Duette® Honeycomb Shades


sonnette shades in ft myers home
Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades


Transform your Fort Myers home office with top down bottom up shades.
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades


Energy Efficiency Is What You Need…

The At Home Blinds & Decor team understands the heat of the Florida sun! Get in touch with us to discuss how to improve your comfort, while reducing utility bills, by adding energy efficient window coverings. Don’t forget to visit our energy efficient page to learn more about the possibilities in window coverings that will protect the interior of your home. Summer will be here soon! Contact us for a FREE consultation.