This is your last opportunity to take advantage of the energy tax credit for your window treatments. Did you know that window treatments can improve the energy efficiency of your home and qualify you for a tax credit? Most window treatments offer privacy and light control, but not all window blinds and shades offer energy efficiency as well.
While more and more window treatments on the market today offer energy savings, the most notable are plantation shutters and cellular shades and blinds. There are even new cellular vertical blinds made to increase the energy efficiency of your patio doors and extra large windows.
So now that the time has come to add new window treatments or replace your existing window shades, blinds or shutters, make sure you do not just consider the pattern and color. Be sure you consider all the benefits of new window treatments – privacy, and light control of course, but also energy efficiency.