A lot of people have a desire to save money on their utility bills as often as possible. It’s one of the reasons why many homeowners throughout Toronto continually upgrade to more energy efficient appliances, including the refrigerator, air conditioning units, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and much more. When you’re looking at improving energy efficiency and cutting back on the type of drafts you may feel through your windows during the winter, you may have heard that interior wood shutters can make a world of difference.
Interior wood shutters will certainly add a layer of insulation to your home over your windows. 40 percent of a home’s heat and cool air is going to be lost through drafty and old, outdated windows and entry doors. The more you can do to help cut back on the drafts, the more you’re going to do to help save yourself money on your heating expenses during winter and cooling expenses during the summer.
How much a particular homeowner should expect to save when they install interior wood shutters in their home is going to depend on a number of factors. First and foremost, it’s going to depend on the ambient temperature the homeowner sets their thermostat. Just a single degree or two differential can cost $100 a year or more on heating expenses.
The size of the house is also going to be important. If it’s a large house and the homeowner keeps the thermostat set high, interior shutters are not likely going to save that much money on those utility bills.
They can certainly save some money during winter, but they can be even more effective during the summer. By controlling the amount of direct sunlight that gets into the home, the homework and cut back on the heat generated from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
To learn more about the impact interior shutters can have on your particular utility bills, contact Canada Custom Shutters today.