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Control Temperature With Plantation Shutters In Your Home In The Villages

December 23, 2019
As anyone who lives in Florida knows, it’s sometimes hard to find a consistent setting on your thermostat. The brutally hot summer days can easily climb into the 100’s. Then the winter nights can drop to 40s and 50s and seem downright chilly. Luckily, you can control the temperature in with the help of faux wood plantation shutters in your home in The Villages.

How Windows Can Hurt Your Energy-Efficiency

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It may seem that sometimes your thermostat just keeps running in your home in The Villages. It may get to the optimal temperature for about a half-hour or so, then you get a degree or two off and it’s firing up once again. Unfortunately, all that work your thermostat does go directly to your power bill — and your home may still not reach a consistent temperature.

While you may need your HVAC updated, don’t discount the role that windows have with temperature control in your home. Glass windows are subject to heat loss, meaning that outside air can leak inside and vice versa. The problem is worse with single-pane windows — which are popular in Florida — but heat loss can also occur with double panes.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Can Help Control Temperature In Your Home

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Fortunately, some window treatments can help stave off heat loss. If the covering completely seals off the window, it will form a barrier that traps airflow between the window treatment and the window. Without air flowing out, your home in The Villages stays comfortable for longer.

However, you have to have the right window treatment to get the most energy-efficiency. Plantation shutters can completely encapsulate a window when the louvers are shut, and faux wood plantation shutters do it best. What you want to look for are shutters that have weather stripping on them, like Polywood® plantation shutters from Sunburst. In fact, our shutters are up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. And Polywood’s thermal protection blocks up to 30 degrees of airflow that goes through a window and offers over 45% reduction in heat transfer.

Other Benefits Of Polywood Keep Your House Comfortable Longer

Of course, your faux wood plantation shutters help you control the temperature in your home now, but will it be this energy-efficient after six or seven years against the Florida heat? Our Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty against warping, cracking, or splintering. That means your home will get the same thermostat saving benefits from your plantation shutters decades from now — and they will also look just as nice.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are Exclusive To Sunburst Shutters Gainesville

The only place to call for the energy saving of Polywood shutters is through Sunburst Shutters Gainesville. We provide our energy-efficient plantation shutters to The Villages, Gainesville, and Ocala, and will show you the benefits of our shutters first hand with our in-home consultation. Call 813-602-5966 today and book your appointment today!