3 Ways Window Shutters Can Help with Temperature Control

window shutters to your Sacramento, CA

You obviously want your home to be as comfortable as possible, not to mention energy efficient. But how can you control the temperature inside your home without spending more money on heating or cooling? Adding window shutters to your Sacramento, CA home might be the answer. Window shutters not only look great and add privacy and protection, but they also help you control the temperature in your home in these 3 ways:

  • Sunlight Control – The sun is the world’s natural heater. The sun’s warmth can be felt both outside and inside thanks to the glass in your windows, and not just the windows on one side of your home. Window shutters allow you to control how much light gets into your home, thereby allowing you to be in control over how much the sun can heat a room. Plantation shutters are very effective when it comes to light control. You can open or close the louvres as much or as little as you want, effectively blocking or allowing in heat from the sun. Letting in more sunlight during the winter months can help heat your home, while letting in less during the summer helps keep your home cool.
  • Insulation – While window design has improved immensely in recent years, windows are never going to be as effective at insulating your home as insulation is. Heat and cold alike can pass through the glass on your windows, affecting the temperature inside your home. Adding window shutters to your windows not only gives you control over light and privacy, but also adds additional insulation to protect your home from unwanted temperature changes and energy loss, both of which can cause your energy bill to skyrocket. Shutters are made of tough materials that can reduce heat and cold transfer by a lot, effectively keeping your home comfortable and your bills down.
  • Drafts – Windows can be drafty, and drafts can have nasty effects on your home’s comfort and your energy bill. Protect your home against draft by adding window shutters that double as weatherstripping. Some shutters even come with built-in weatherstripping, making them even more effective at blocking drafts and keeping your home comfortable, meaning warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

While you should always choose the window treatments that are right for you and your home, almost none compare to window shutters in terms of style, privacy, and temperature control.

Want to learn more about your Sacramento, CA window shutter options? The Shutter Source is here to help. We have years of experience in the shutter industry, and would be happy to put that expertise to work for you and your home. You can get in touch with The Shutter Source by paying us a visit at 11265 Sunrise Gold Cir Ste K Rancho Cordova, CA 95742, or giving us a call at (877) 333-9424. Call or visit us today for more information on what we can do for you and your window shutters in Bay area.