The Art of Appliance Service: An Appliance Blog
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The Art of Appliance Service: An Appliance Blog

Welcome to my blog. When it comes to taking care of appliances, it can be an art. You have to use them correctly, know how to look for signs of trouble and understand how to do simple repairs. Hi, my name is Kelsey, and in this blog, I am going to write everything I know about appliances and related topics. This is my first blog, but I have written in many other types of venues before -- I'm even old enough to have had a 'zine (if you can believe that). I live with my husband, my three daughters, and our dog. Cleaning pet hair of of the dryer and repairing blades on the blender has become my specialty over the years. Enjoy reading!

The Art of Appliance Service: An Appliance Blog

Why The Right Window Treatments Matter

Leevi Saari

Many people shop for window treatments strictly for how they are going to look in the room. While there is nothing wrong with this, you should also consider other factors. Window coverings are not just for looks but can be a great help to you. To get the most benefit out of your blinds or drapes, contact a company that specializes in window treatment services. Here are just a few things they can help you with once they look around your home.

Save Money

Drapes, blinds, and shutters can help insulate your home. They will keep the heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer. This means your HVAC unit will not have to work as hard to keep the house at a comfortable temperature year-round. Regular curtains are normally not thick enough to do any insulating. If you do decide that you must have a specific set of curtains because they look great with the room, you can add blinds or shutters to provide the insulation instead.

Protect Your Furnishings

Sunlight streaming in through a window can cause the fabric of your furniture and carpeting to fade. It can even cause the fibers to weaken and break easily. Professional window services will look at the placement of your furniture and any rugs to see how the sun hits them. They will then make suggestions on how you can keep the sunlight in a room without having it damage your furnishings. This may include treatments that prevent UV rays from passing through while allowing light into the area.

Improve Your Health

The proper window treatments will be able to keep light from a room when you don't need it. This is especially important when you are trying to sleep. You will sleep better and longer without having a sunbeam hitting your eye as the sun rises in the morning. Of course, there are times when sunlight is beneficial to you. When sitting in your study trying to work, sunshine can increase your ability to concentrate. You will be able to get your work done more efficiently. Better sleep and concentration improve your attitude and your overall health.

It is fine to get the curtains that go perfectly with your room's decor. However, that should not be the end of the window treatments you use. Ask a professional for advice or go to a window treatment store to make sure you are properly covered.