Heated Skylight Owner? Save Energy on Cooling the Indoors with Cellular Window Shades

Through the Doorway of a BathroomWith warm weather making its way across the country and budget-conscious Americans looking for ways to cut back on cooling bills, the best savings might be hanging right overhead.
Skylights may be easy to forget about, but impossible not to notice in the summer when certain areas of the house still have hot spots. Air conditioning represents 22% of an average household’s total energy bill, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute, a think tank focused on natural resources.
To cut back on energy use, keep portals to the sun’s direct light such as skylights and windows covered when necessary. When it comes to protecting a home’s interior, the small investment in treatments to cover skylights can go a long way. (more…)