Window Attachments: A Simple Way to Achieve Financial and Energy Savings for Your Customers
- Oct 25, 2019 6:56 pm GMT
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Windows typically make up 30% of a home’s heating and cooling energy. For this reason, energy efficiency measures that deal directly with windows offer huge savings potential for utilities. However, full window replacements are often expensive and not typically a viable measure option. Utilities are increasingly turning to a new product category to solve the problem of inefficient windows and achieve cost-effective savings: window attachments.
Window attachments are interior and exterior products that are installed over windows in both residential single family, multifamily, and commercial buildings. Interior products are often referred to as window treatments or window fashions and include blinds, shades, drapes, shutters, window quilts, and storm windows. Exterior products include storm windows, roller shades, roller shutters, and awnings. These products are typically overlooked as an energy-saving measure because the primary driver of window attachment purchases is their aesthetic appeal.
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