5. Upgrade your shades
It’s time to get to the next level! Having insulated cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades is probably one of the best ways to reduce energy costs. As a matter of fact, honeycomb shades can minimize heat loss by 50 percent during winter. In the summer, insulated cellular shades are actually a must in terms of energy-efficiency, especially if you don’t have trees.
The best part when it comes to insulated cellular shades? They can be automated! So, say bye-bye to annoying cords and welcome to your smartphone. According to Brianna Goodwin, President of Ver-Tex Construction, honeycombs can be programmed to fall and rise at different times of the day in order to increase energy savings.
Plus, they will also reduce outside noise. So they are priceless for those who live in a busy and loud neighborhood.