Energy Efficiency: 3 Ways to Stay Warm this Winter

We’re in the midst of winter: chilly weather, glistening snowfalls, and many layers of clothes make up our days. Did you know that the Milwaukee area sees the lowest temperatures during January? Has your home felt extra drafty lately? There is one way to keep warm this winter: energy efficiency. With the latest innovations, you can create the atmosphere you want, get great lighting, and save money. Do you need ideas for making your home energy efficient? Take a look at some of our ideas!

#1 Updated Technology

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In the world of technology, energy efficiency has made remarkable progress. Our society loves having the newest, coolest gadgets on the market. They certainly offer a convenient lifestyle: shopping from the comfort of your bed, catching up on news, planning a family getaway–you name it, and it can probably be done with your device! The newest home integration systems offer even more convenience for your home. Hunter Douglas has teamed up with well-known home integration systems to give us more control with our window treatments. It goes beyond opening and closing your window coverings. PowerView Motorization allows you to create a schedule and save your favorite settings. Do you like to wake up to the bright morning sun? Program your motorized blinds to open at the crack of dawn! Would you appreciate privacy after a long day at work? Your shades will be shut by the time you get home. You can also adjust your Hunter Douglas window treatments from a small remote, or even from your phone by downloading the app. Not only are you adding energy efficiency to your home, you’re simplifying your lifestyle and gaining control over your environment.


#2 Daylighting

energy efficiency daylightingThe latest innovations in energy efficiency include light bulbs that use up to 80% less energy. In the long run, this will definitely save you money, but what about an even cheaper way to make your home energy efficient? We have the solution: Daylighting. You simply bring in the natural light. This doesn’t mean leave your windows bare! Windows without the right coverings will bring in harmful UV rays, heat up your space, and give you zero privacy. Instead, find the right window treatments for your home. Top down shades spread natural light across your ceiling, illuminating your room in a soft glow. You can still have privacy and insulated windows. Sheer shadings are also a great option. Privacy, comfortable temperatures, beautiful lighting, and an overall great atmosphere.


#3 Get Expert Advice on Energy Efficiency

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Invite us over! Our expert designers can show you the way to energy efficiency. We’ll incorporate your personal style and desired home ambiance. Do you want room darkening shades? Are there floor to ceiling or hard to reach windows in your home? What about that design you saw on Pinterest and just love? We’ll guide you through different styles, fabrics, and colors to help you choose the best window coverings. Contact our team at Bazaar Home Decorating Center and we will send a professional designer to your home for a free, in-home consultation. Or, come visit our showroom in Waukesha. We’ll answer any questions you may have and steer you in the right direction. Let’s get started!