The beauty of energy-smart curtains
Not all curtains prevent energy loss. In fact, there is a dramatic
difference from curtain to curtain. This is because the ability to block energy
loss depends on a variety of factors, all of which eclipse has been specially
designed and manufactured to effectively block.
With about 33% of home heating and cooling energy loss happening through the
windows, eclipse curtains can save money on monthly utilities. You can save up
to 25% on home heating and cooling costs* just by switching to
eclipse curtains and following the eclipse curtains energy smart
For the average US home, an annual heating/cooling bill might range between
$3,000 and $4,000. Since it has been shown that eclipse curtains can reduce
heating/cooling costs by as much as 25%, that adds up to savings of up to
$750-$1,000. That's enough for a family vacation after just one year, for an
entire media room after five years. and enough for one full year of college
tuition, room and board after 20 years.
* - eclipse thermaweave curtain vs. ordinary brushed
How is energy lost through windows?
The reason that so much energy is lost through the windows is because they
have the lowest insulation value of any element of the home, meaning that they
are not as good of a barrier to energy loss as walls, ceilings, and doors.
Switching to eclipse curtains can translate into considerable savings on your
monthly utility bills.
Eclipse curtains energy-smart guidelines
To minimize heating cost during the winter, keep eclipse thermal curtains
closed when there is no direct sunlight entering the room. However, if there is
direct sunlight entering the room, eclipse curtains should be left open to take
advantage of the natural heating effect of the sunlight.
To maximize energy savings in the summer always keep your eclipse curtains
closed, as they will minimize the cooling loss across the windows and ensure
that no direct sunlight enters the room.
How we test the energy-saving capabilities of eclipse curtains
We use a proprietary test method that was developed and executed for us by a
leading independent testing laboratory.