Summer and Winter Benefits of Shutters

Shutters are a great way to improve the aesthetics of your home while adding value. Shutters only require a one-time investment, plus, they are easy to maintain and long-lasting. Because they are available in a variety of colors and styles, shutters are an ideal fit for nearly every home. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of shutters, they also offer practical benefits as well, from season to season. Here are some of the ways shutters in San Jose can offer benefits during the summer and winter months. Window - Shutters

Temperature Control

You can use your shutters to help lower your energy bills during the extreme summer and winter temperatures. On hot summer day, close the shutters and the louvers to prevent hot air and sunlight from penetrating your rooms, which can cause your air conditioner to have to work harder. If the temperatures fall in the evening, open the shutters and allow the cool breeze to keep your home comfortable. During the winter, the shutter can help to keep the cold air out and your heat inside. By closing louvers on cold nights, you can add an extra layer of protect between your home and falling temperatures.

Light Control

Shutters give you the ability to easily control the amount of natural light in your home. When it is summer and the sun is shining brightly, close your shutters completely or part of the way to reduce glare from the sunlight on electronics and to prevent UV rays from damaging your furniture and flooring. Bright winter sun can have similar effects, and your can use your shutters in the same way to reduce that light. Similarly, when gray winter conditions are affecting your mood, throw your shutters open in the daylight to enjoy to soothing benefits of natural light.

Energy Control

When you use your shutters during hot summers and cold winters, you can significantly cut your energy costs. Keep the elements out and trap your warm or cool air inside, so that your HVAC system doesn’t have to run as often. Doing so trims down your energy expenses without sacrificing any comfort.

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