shutterstock_337188065Do you know that up to 50% of the heating and cooling energy of your home can be lost through the windows? Energy-efficient window treatments successfully combat that issue.  Today, green window treatments come in a wide range of styles and designs. Shades and blinds specifically designed to protect the inside of your home against cooling and heat loos, help save you money. They keep the solar heat from the sun out in the summer, and keep the heat in during winter months.  Innovative technology has allowed manufacturers to create window covering products with one main purpose. They are designed to reduce the amount of heat from the sun that gets through your windows. This is called the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC).   The lower your home’s SHGC, the more it will be protected from the heat of the sun. And, for the days when you actually want the sun to shine in, simple open or raise your energy efficient window treatment, and invite the solar heat inside.  3 Benefits of Energy Efficient Window Treatments  Here are three great advantages to installing green window treatments in your home:  1. Lighting Your Home During the Day  Using natural light from the sun is 100% more energy-efficient that using artificial light. These window coverings allow you to open them as much or little as needed to let the sun’s light inside your home. This reduces your energy use and costs.  2. Control Solar Heat  During winter months, solar heat isn’t generally a concern for your energy bill. The more natural heat you can let in, the better. But, come those summer months, you want to keep the heat from the hot sun from entering your home. Green window coverings keep the sun out, keeping your cooling costs down.  3. Add Insulation for Your Home  There are some really innovative energy efficient window treatments on the market that provide insulation. It works much like your wall insulation. These coverings keep heat and cool air from escaping from your windows. So, your home stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.   San Antonio Energy Efficient Replacement Windows  Energy Home Pros has been a leading expert in the San Antonio replacement windows industry for over 65 years. We will work closely with you to customize your conservation window products to meet your household needs.   Here in San Antonio, TX, many homeowners lose up to 40% of their heating during winter months, and 50% of their cooling during summertime. Let us help you reduce your energy bill costs all year long.   Call Energy Home Pros at (210) 904-3541 to schedule your free in-home energy efficiency consultation. Or, click here to contact us now.