What Are the Environmental Benefits of Shutters?

There are many ways to reduce the amount of energy your home uses, and thus reduce your impact on the environment. Installing shutters inside and outside your home is a great way to keep your energy costs low and reduce the amount of emissions produced by using your heating and cooling appliances. Let’s take a closer look at the environmental benefits you will find after installing shutters.

Increased Insulation

Increased insulation around the house is one of the best ways to keep your home cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. By insulating your home—using plantation shutters—your home will have more effective layers of protection against outside air coming in and inside air leaking out. You can increase your insulation efforts by adding designated insulation in your attic, crawlspace, and interior walls. However, adding exterior and interior shutters to your windows and doors will also significantly increase your insulation.

Reduced Heat Gain

Summers are one of the main reasons you might consider adding shutters around your home. Your home can gain a significant amount of heat and light from the sun, which means your air conditioner will run more frequently and you will spend more money in energy costs. By installing exterior and interior shutters around your home, you can reduce the amount of heat gain that your home experiences. This will save you energy costs and reduce the sunlight in your home .

Reduced Heat Loss

Once the weather becomes cooler, you do not want to lose any amount of heat that your house gains throughout the day. Your shutters will reduce the heat that can be lost through your windows. Shutters create an extra layer of insulation, which keeps your home warmer during the winter and saves you money on heating costs.

If you wish to save money, then call Bay Home & Window to learn more about exterior and interior shutters in the Bay Area . We specialize in many home improvements, including organization systems, shutters, and custom entertainment centers. We are available for your call at 888-303-0289.

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Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL