With record shattering temperatures freezing much of the United States right now, many homeowners will see a dramatic increase in their monthly utility bills. For those who are used to the colder weather, they know the importance of saving energy and saving money during the cold winter months. To save money on heating while the sun is on vacation, many homeowners have their homes insulated against the outside chill. But what about the areas of your home that are prone to leaking out that delicious warm air, areas such as your windows for example?

The first thing you want to do in order to ensure that your windows are insulated to the best of their abilities is check that the caulking around the edges is complete and secure, without any gaps or holes. Once you have done that, you need to find a way to trap the cool air radiating off the windows from entering your warm and cozy abode. There are many different ways to do this, but the best way is to use any one of many different types of insulating or energy saving window treatments. Each homeowner has their unique style and sense of fashion and this fashion sense can be exemplified in the type of energy-saving window treatments they use. Check out the three most effective types of energy-efficient and energy saving window treatments listed below to find out what would work best for your specific situation:

Cellular shades
Most window shades are built with the purpose of providing shade, light control, privacy, and air filtration; while cellular shades can accomplish all these tasks easily, they are also built specifically to insulate your home against the weather outside. Designed with special pockets, that trap the air, they create an effective barrier that stops heat from leaving your home and from the cold trying to seep into your home.

Energy-saving curtains
Designed differently than regular curtains, insulated or energy saving curtains are made of heavier fabric and often have some type of closing mechanism such as ties or Velcro straps to keep them together when they are drawn closed. Air tightness is the key and these drapes are designed with maximum tightness in mind without losing their decadent sense of style.

Roman shades
If you want the operation of a window shade with a sense of luxurious style and energy-saving qualities, then Roman shades will make the perfect energy-saving window treatment for you.

Get in touch with your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant to help you discover the best energy-saving window treatments for your home.