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Another window treatment option is installing shutters. Shutters are particularly good insulators because they are made of thick material such as wood or plastics and are typically installed on the inside wall of a house rather than the exterior. If they are well-installed and well-made, shutters can cut heat transferal of a window by half. Because of this, they are particularly good choices for home insulation.
Yet another cheap and easily installed window treatment option is buying window films. These are essentially large stickers that adhere directly to the glass, blocking heat transfer as well as helping to manage light levels inside a house. Like blinds, they may be more effective at keeping rooms cool during summer months than stopping heat loss during the winter, since they block sunlight effectively but canât always keep heat in, as they donât cover the seal between the window and the wall.
Windows are definitely a big source of heat loss, but thankfully, there are plenty of window treatment options for every kind of home and every kind of budget.