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Energy Efficiency

  • Using Home Automation For An Energy Efficient Home

    January 5, 2021
    It’s easy to waste energy when you forget to adjust the thermostat or flip off lights. With home automation, you don’t have to worry about forgetting these things. Devices like automated window shades, smart LED bulbs, and a smart thermostat manage your energy use and operate per your personal preferences…. View Article

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  • Best Minimalist Window Treatments

    December 29, 2020
    Minimalism design pairs simplicity with functionality. Every piece — from furniture to rugs to window treatments — should add value to your space. Anything in the space should be practical as well as aesthetically pleasing. This results in calm rooms where everything has a place and reason for existence.  But… View Article

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  • From Window Treatments To Insulation: Tips To Winterize Your Home

    November 24, 2020
    With temperatures dropping, it’s time to winterize your home. This year, focus on improving your home’s energy efficiency to keep more heat in without running up your utility bill. Measures like installing the right window treatments, doing an HVAC tune-up, and double-checking your insulation will keep your home warm and… View Article

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  • Open Up Your Plantation Shutters To Let The Sunshine In

    October 30, 2020
    When homeowners consider plantation shutters, they often focus on how well they work when they close the shutter panels. But what about when you open plantation shutters?  While it’s true that plantation shutters excel at blocking unwanted sunlight and heat, they are just as good at letting the right amount… View Article

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  • 4 Features For Your Home Renovation You Don’t Want To Forget

    October 14, 2020
    When you start a home renovation, your attention can get dominated by large projects.  Unfortunately, walls coming down and floor plan changes may hamper smaller improvements.  These smaller, “finishing touches” like upgraded window treatments or innovative storage options can make your living space complete.  As you begin your journey into… View Article

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  • Are Motorized Window Treatments Worth It?

    October 6, 2020
    Long before the home automation craze, homeowners had already bought into the convenience of motorized window treatments.  The ability to easily raise and lower your treatments via remote control allows you to adjust your window’s privacy needs from the comfort of your couch.  These motorized window treatments also will enable… View Article

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  • How Different Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Compare To Polywood Shutters

    September 15, 2020
    While there are many faux wood plantation shutters on the market, they are not all the same.  While some faux wood window treatments will last a lifetime without warping, cracking, or yellowing, other faux wood treatments will start to degrade in just a few year’s time.   It might be tough… View Article

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  • How Plantation Shutters Can Keep Your Home Warm in the Winter

    November 11, 2019
    Winter’s here, and your thermostat is working hard. You’ve already added extra insulation to your attic and blocked any door drafts, but did you know you could be losing heat through your windows due to poorly insulated window treatments? This is why so many people are turning to Polywood® shutters since… View Article

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  • How to keep your room cool without turning down the thermostat

    June 19, 2019
    If you have a room that always feels stuffy, it’s tempting to run the air conditioning at full blast to get a cool flow of air. But don’t turn down the thermostat just yet. Running your air conditioner all day can cost you hundreds of dollars extra in utilities each… View Article

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  • Midwest Weather Is Unpredictable – Make Sure Your Window Treatments Can Handle It

    May 2, 2019
    Talk to anyone from the Midwest and they’ll tell you about these things they have called seasons. Unlike some parts of the country, the Midwest can get the worst of both the summer and winter months, from triple-digit temperatures and humidity to bone-chilling cold. That’s why homeowners there need reliable… View Article

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  • 3 Ways Window Treatments Can Help Control Room Temperature

    December 16, 2017
    Everyone wants a cozy place to come home to where they can relax. The atmosphere of your home is influenced not only by its style and furnishings, but also by maintaining your preferred temperature – without running up your utility bills. Here are 3 ways that window treatments not only… View Article

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  • How To Close Your Energy Efficient Shutters This Winter

    December 15, 2017
    Every winter, homeowners across the U.S. are looking for ways to maximize the energy efficiency of their houses. It’s not enough to have window treatments covering your windows. Maximum efficiency starts with the right window treatments. And that’s shutters. When closed completely, these energy efficient window shutters will keep the… View Article

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  • Winterization Starts with the Windows

    November 11, 2017
    Do you have a chilly spot in your home next to your windows that you avoid? Or do you feel like your heater is constantly on, even when it’s not that cold outside? There’s no need to feel chilly when a little home winterization can go a long way. One… View Article

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  • What’s The Most Energy Efficient Window Treatment?

    October 16, 2017
    Your windows and doors are a leading culprit of heat loss for your home. They can account for hundreds or even thousands of dollars in energy costs throughout the year. Luckily, it’s easy to reduce heat loss by choosing the right window treatments to cover your windows and your glass… View Article

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  • Heat-blocking Shutters and More Ways To Beat The Summer Heat

    July 17, 2017
    Summer’s just around the corner. While many people were longing for summer weather way back in January, some might not be ready for the summer heat. But don’t sweat it, Sunburst has a few tips to help you beat the heat when the temperatures start getting high, from heat-blocking interior… View Article

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