Nowadays, it can be tough to reduce your carbon footprint. With the population continually rising and the environment constantly changing, many people don’t even realize the impact they make on the environment. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can take action – in your home and other places – to make the environment a much “greener” place. With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, celebrate YOUR environment by making simple changes in your household using sustainable, eco-friendly materials in your home.

At Budget Blinds, our goal is to find the ideal combination of style and sustainability when it comes to window coverings. Because of this, we constantly look for ways to find the most eco-friendly, sustainable products for your home to support a healthy environment. We use 100% recyclable packaging materials to ship our products and the majority of our non-wood product materials can also be recycled. Here are just a few of the eco-friendly window treatments you can use in your home:

Wood Blinds
Eco-friendly wood blinds shield incoming sunlight, reduce solar heat gain in the hot summer months and protect your furniture from heat. The wood materials are produced using timber from certified sustainable forests. Using these blinds can help reduce those costly energy bills and cut down on the use of harmful materials. Add the natural beauty of wood to any room to tie your décor together with ease.

Wood Shutters
Show your style while also keeping the environment in mind with wood shutters. Constructed with eco-friendly materials and processes, wood shutters can make the perfect addition to any room in your home, while adding warmth and energy savings.

Tandem Woven Woods Shades
Eco-friendly tandem woven wood shades provide endless benefits for your home. With an operational roller shade installed on the back of the woven wood, you can enable room darkening or light filtering for optimal levels of privacy.

Motorized Blinds
Motorized blinds using Somfy® motorization can provide endless benefits for your home. Not only are they easy to maintain, but they can also help you save money on your monthly energy bills. Installing automation for your motorized blinds when you’re not home can also help limit the amount of incoming sunlight resulting in less cooling costs.

The Budget Blinds Advantage
Our Signature Series® products are produced in facilities that abide by environmentally-friendly practices to support “green” initiatives. You can feel confident that our eco-friendly products will provide multiple benefits for your home and provide the perfect blend of style and sustainability.

Additionally, window treatments installed appropriately can reduce heat loss by as much 25 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy*.

There are many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. Contact a Budget Blinds representative today for a complimentary in-home consultation. And don’t forget to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd!

Source: www.energy.gov*