How to Save Money on Electricity Bills with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Insulated Window Blinds

Adding an energy efficiency insulation R-value of 6 to a home’s windows can save up to 15% to 25% on a home’s heating and cooling utility bills by preventing heat gain and heat loss


By Robert Hoskins

Austin, Texas – Insulated Window Blinds ( are one of the easiest ways to help homeowners and apartment dwellers learn how to save money on electric and gas utility bills. Google the “List of Top 10 Tips on How to Save Money on Electric Bills” and it will be easy to see that every single top 10 list of energy saving tips includes a strategy on how to cover windows with energy efficient window blinds, shades and/or shutters in order to block summertime heat gain as well as wintertime heat loss.

An Order for a Full House of Energy Efficient Insulated Window Blinds

An Order for a Full House of Energy Efficient Insulated Window Blinds

Insulated Window Blinds are the most innovative window treatment idea to hit the window blinds and shades industry in the past 100 years. The concept is easy. They save a ton of money on utility bills, yet they can provide a view of anything a customer wants to print and place in their windows. They are cost-effective and provide a quick return-on-investment compared to installing triple pane windows.

“Our Insulated Window Blinds offer many benefits that are not offered by any other window blind, shade or shutter manufacturer,” said Robert Hoskins, Insulated Window Blinds’ Founder. “Just about every single type of leading-edge window treatment fails to completely seal a window from being susceptible to conduction, convection and radiation and thus they cannot provide an insulation R-value.”

“Unlike energy-efficient, argon gas-filled, triple pane glass windows that cost up to $700 to $1,000 per window to be installed and only yield an R-value of 5 or less, our Insulated Window Blinds are extremely affordable and provide a guaranteed R-value of 6 or more for around $10 per sq. ft. per window,” Hoskins continued. “And for the Do-It-Yourself crowd, our insulated window blinds offer one of easiest and most cost-effective energy saving projects that can be done for any home that needs to save money on electricity bills. All it takes is a tape measure and the ability to measure windows within an accuracy of 1/16 of an inch.”

Insulated Window Blinds are the perfect solution for electricity utility company’s Demand Side Management (DSM) programs such as Duke Energy, NextEra Energy, Dominion Resources, PG&E, Oncor, Austin Energy, CPS Energy, Reliant Energy, Pedernales Electric Cooperative or any other rural electric cooperative because they will help their customers save money on electricity and gas bills.

Insulated Window Blinds are a very cost-effective solution for long-term energy savings for both low-income families that cannot afford expensive window upgrades as well as wealthy homeowners with 50 or more windows that need to be insulated simply to reduce a home’s carbon footprint during the winter’s coldest blizzards and summertime’s blazing heat waves.

Insulated Window Blinds are the perfect solution for home energy audit companies that need a low-cost solution to offer customers that cannot afford to pay for triple pane window installations. Ask anyone who performs home energy audits and they will confirm that windows are the weakest spot in every building’s energy envelope due to the high cost of window replacements.

Every home has at least one or two rooms that are hotter in the summer and colder in the winter than the rest of the house. Insulated Window Blinds will play a large roll in keeping the sun’s hot radiation from penetrating the home’s windows in the summer and insulate windows and keep heat from escaping through unprotected windows during the winter.

Triple pane windows are very expensive and they are not worth the investment based on the small amount of energy they save. Insulated Window Blinds are very cost-effective have a pay back period of only a few years versus 50 to 100 years for triple pane windows.

Interior decorators are already aware that all of their customers have a need to protect west windows from afternoon sun and north windows from wintertime blasts. Interior Decorators have two choices. They can either recommend one-sided insulated window inserts that can be hidden behind existing window blinds, shades, shutters or they can print two-sided photo-realistic pictures of honeycomb shades, plantation shutters or other types of window treatments from Hunter Douglas, Springs Window Fashions or Newell Rubbermaid that look just like the real thing for a much lower price plus they have an R-value of 6 to 13.

Most Interior Decorators recommend the combination of white mini-blinds on one side and a dark wooden blinds on the other side. The white mini-blind side faces the outside and is used to repel heat and UV rays during the summer not only because of the color, but also because underneath the picture of the white mini blinds is a reflective UV foil, which serves as a radiant heat barrier. During the winter the dark wooden blind side can be flipped to the outside position in order to absorb heat from the sun, heat the internal window’s space and help reduce window condensation.

For customers that live in apartment complexes, high-rise buildings or hotels that have windows with an ugly view of AC chillers, rusty water tanks or bright lights, Interior Decorators can offer customers Insulated Window Blinds with much more exotic views, which can be printed with any 300 dpi photograph of waterfalls, snow capped mountains, white sandy beaches, works of art, etc. The possibilities for windows with a view are limitless.

For example, every single hotel room window could be printed with a great view of the pool or the same view that can be enjoyed of the city’s skyline from the hotel’s private penthouse. When large conventions are in town, Insulated Window Blinds can be printed with concierge messages such as a map of local restaurants/bars or advertisements from convention sponsors that want to reach conference attendees or display a trade show panel discussion event calendar.

More and more hotel guests are selecting their hotel based on the merits of being green buy reducing energy consumption. Insulated Window Blinds would allow hotels to add another green bullet point to their marketing campaigns. And when guests check in, they can be offered a choice of selecting a room with Insulated Window Blinds that help the hotel lower its energy consumption and reduce its carbon footprint.

Insulated Window Blinds also have the benefit of being super easy to install. For windows with a windowsill, they slide onto a windowsill in one-second with zero work required. For windows without a windowsill, magnetic tape can be applied to the edges of the insulated window blind and then attached to another strip of magnetic tape on the wall, which forms an air tight seal around the entire window, which is a favorite choice for people who own manufactured mobile homes.

The Insulated Window Blinds Co. is currently seeking window blind sales reps, home energy audit companies, window blind/shade installers, retailers, resellers, distributors, manufacturer reps that want to sell these unique window blinds directly to customers or into large do-it-yourself big box retailers such as Home Depot and Lowe’s and the army of home energy auditors and window blind installers that they keep on staff. All volume dealers will receive a 30% discount or more off the suggested retail manufacturer’s price depending on sales volume.

To learn more, please visit or call (512) 627-6622 to speak with a sales representative to request a window blinds order form or learn more about the firm’s upcoming Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign.

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Robert Hoskins
Front Page PR
(512) 627-6622


New Insulated Window Blinds Offer Customers Hit by Blizzard Jonas a Cost-Effective Way to Keep Winter’s Harsh Temperatures From Penetrating Windows

The Innovative Energy Efficient Blinds Are Cost-Effective, Easy to Install, Easy to Clean, Eliminate Dangerous Cords to Protect Children/Pets and Look Just Like Real Window Blinds, Shades and Shutters


New York City, New YorkAustin Insulated Window Blinds announced its plans to unveil a new type of cost-effective, energy efficient insulated window treatment that makes it affordable for everyone to cover the windows in their hottest rooms during the summer and coldest rooms during the winter with 1″ R-Value 6 or 2″ R-Value 13 insulated window blinds. This will allow homeowners and apartment renters to block heat gain from the sun during the summer and prevent heat loss through windows during the winter, which cansave up to 15% to 25% on cooling/heating bills.

An Order for a Full House of Energy Efficient Insulated Window Blinds

An Order for a Full House of Energy Efficient Insulated Window Blinds

The weakest links in a home’s energy envelope are its windows. Even when the power is on, a tremendous amount of heat seeps out of a home’s unprotected windows. But what happens when 150,000 homes in North Carolina and 90,000 customers in New Jersey are watching a blizzard dump several feet of snow in a matter of hours and then they suddenly lose their electricity for a day or more? Insulated Window Blinds are perfect solution for protecting a home’s windows during these types of extreme weather events.

Most homes have one window for every 100 sq. ft. of space. A typical-sized window measures 3′ x 5′ for a total of 15 sq. ft. of unprotected glass. Multiply that times 25 windows and it adds up to 375 sq. ft. of glass that is basically freezing or heating a house through its unprotected windows at whatever the outside temperature is. Blinds, shades and shutters help, but they still leak a ton of energy through conduction, convection and radiation (UV Rays).

“After working for a long time in the solar industry, one of the ways we developed business leads was to offer free home energy audits,” said Robert Hoskins, Front Page PR’s Director of Crowdfunding. “During these home energy audits we could offer a number of EnergyStar energy efficient replacements for lights, appliances, etc., but windows were always a big problem.”

“Most people knew that they needed to replace their old single pane windows, but they simply did not have the budget to install 25 triple pane windows at a price tag of $1,000 each. And even for customers that could afford them, the payback period was so long and the ROI was so small  that people would simply choose not to install them,” Hoskins added, “This is why we created our Insulated Window Blinds, which offer customers a great way to protect their home’s windows 1″ or 2″ insulated foam boards that will block a great deal of heat from seeping out of their windows in the winter and reject heat gain from penetrating windows during the summer.”

“The insulated foam boards we use are printed with high-resolution pictures of window blinds, shades or shutters that look just like the real thing on both the inside and outside of the window. The only way to find out that they are not real is to reach out and touch them,” Hoskins continued. “Or if people prefer, we can print high-resolution pictures of beautiful landscapes such as waterfalls, snow capped mountains, white sandy beaches or even famous works of art.”

The Insulated Window Blinds are perfect for hot places like Arizona, New Mexico, Texas,California and Florida as well as cold locations like Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming,North/South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and other frigid places.

The Insulated Window Blinds will be sold through Do-It-Yourself (DIY) retailers, energy efficiency and solar installation companies, interior designers, remodelers, handymen and other types of construction businesses that are familiar with measuring to a 1/16th of an inch with a tape measure and knowing how to operate an infrared laser thermometer or infrared scanner. The Insulated Window Blinds are easy to install and take about one-second to insert into a window if measurements have been recorded correctly.

Insulated Window Blinds, Shades and Shutters will be pre-sold first through the firm’s upcoming Indiegogo crowdfunding campaignThe first 500 customers that buy one or more of the insulated window boards will receive a huge discount. Most printers will charge around $14/sq. ft. to print a single large format vinyl job. Based on our predicted volume we plan to offer a starting price of $10/sq. ft., but hope to decrease that price over time. The products on the crowdfunding campaign will be offered at a 50% discount on the 1st day of the crowdfunding campaign.

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Benefits of Installing Insulated Window Blinds:

Save Money:

  • Insulated Window Blinds Can Lower Heating/Cooling Bills
  • Insulated Window Blinds Are Much More Cost Effective than Triple Pane Windows
  • Insulated Window Blinds Look Like the Real Thing So No Need to Buy Expensive Wooden, Mini Blinds or Shutters
  • Insulated Window Blinds Comply with 99% of Neighborhood HOAs’ CC&Rs
  • Insulated Window Blinds Save Enough Money on Energy Bills to Pay for Themselves in a Few Years

Easy to Install:

  • Insulated Window Blinds Are Easy to Install
  • Insulated Window Blinds Are Lightweight and Easy to Put Into/Take Out of Windows in Less than One Second
  • Insulated Window Blinds Require No Tools to Install if Measurements Are Accurate When Ordered
  • Insulated Window Blinds Have No Moving Parts to Break
  • Insulated Window Blinds Are Super Easy to Clean

Energy Efficiency:

  • 1″ Insulated Window Blinds Provide an R-Value of 6
  • 2″ Insulated Window Blinds Provide an R-Value of 13
  • Insulated Window Blinds Significantly Improve a Home’s Energy Envelope
  • Insulated Window Blinds Can Help Eliminate Extremely Hot/Cold Rooms
  • Insulated Window Blinds Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint and Help Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Light Reduction:

  • Insulated Window Blinds Can Serve as Very Effective Blackout Blinds for Daytime Sleepers

Sound Reduction:

  • Insulated Window Blinds Can Serve as Noise Reduction Barriers to Outside Noise

Windows with a View:

  • Insulated Window Blinds can be printed with a picture of any type of blinds, shades or shutters
  • Insulated Window Blinds look just like the real wooden blinds or real white mini-blinds
  • Insulated Windows Blinds can also be printed with a view of a white sandy beach in Cancun or the Rocky Mountains in Colorado (Great for hotel rooms)


  • Insulated Window Blinds Help Eliminate the Chance that Children Will Be Accidentally Injured
  • Insulated Window Blinds Help Eliminate the Chance that Cats/Dogs Will Be Accidentally Injured

Resellers Wanted:

  • Insulated Window Blinds is Seeking Retailers, Resellers and Distributors on a Worldwide Basis to Sell Our Products. Contact info is in upper right hand corner of this page.

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Insulated Window Blinds Rolls Out Window Treatment Retailer Retention Program

Local Window Treatment Retailers Wanted to Sell Insulated Window Blinds


An Order for a Full House of Energy Efficient Insulated Window Blinds

An Order for a Full House of Energy Efficient Insulated Window Blinds

Insulated Window Blinds is currently seeking window treatment retailers to begin selling and installing energy efficient insulting window blinds to residential home owners, commercial building and hotels in hot places like Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California and Florida as well as cold locations like Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, North/South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and other frigid places.

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Replacement Windows?

Double Pane and Triple Pane Windows Are Very Expensive to Buy and Install and Their Payback Period is Too Long Compared to Insulated Window Blinds


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How Much Does It Cost to Replace Windows

How Much Does It Cost to Replace Windows

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Per an in-depth research report entitled “Windows: Energy Efficiency Facts and Myths,” replacement windows come in a wide variety of materials and types. Frames are available in aluminum, vinyl, wood or wood clad in aluminum or vinyl.

Window Frame Choices

  • Aluminum window frames are the cheapest option, but because like all metal frames, they have a low R-Value, which means they conduct heat and are not as efficient as the other options.
  • Vinyl window frames are more expensive than aluminum windows, but provide a much higher level of efficiency.
  • Wooden window frames clad in another material are the most expensive, but will generally last longer than vinyl or aluminum. However, they are susceptible to moisture problems from moisture getting trapped behind the cladding material.

Window Framing Materials

Framing material is not the only choice. Customers must also wonder through the maze of “glazing” choices such as single, double or triple panes; low-e heat resistance coatings, reflective glass, argon gas filled, vapor sealed, etc.  Layers of glass and special coatings are offered as a way to increase energy efficiency.

Window Replacement Costs

Replacement windows and installation costs vary widely from very inexpensive windows at around $150 to $400 all the way up to $750 to $1,000 for high-end windows. A good place to check on current prices are popular online window replacement discussion groups. Many customers will cite quotes from reputable replacement window companies for around $1,000 or more per window.  For example, a custom-milled wooden window can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,200 depending on the design and the level of detail.

Window Rehabilitation Costs

Homeowners can learn to rehabilitate existing windows or they can hire a contractor to do it for them. Rehabilitation of existing windows by a contractor will cost anywhere from $100 to $400 per window, depending on the level of deterioration and the number of divisions in the window sash, which is much more labor intensive.

Materials for rehabilitation alone will cost a maximum of $50 per window, so the most cost-effective way to rehabilitate a window, of course, is for the homeowner to do it themselves.

Window Lifecycles and Warranties

Cost is not the only consideration when replacing windows. Closely related to cost is the life expectancy and/or warranty coverage. While there is the perception out there that replacement windows require no maintenance and will last a lifetime, that is simply not the case. Replacement windows can leak and rot just like any other window.

Window Durability

Durability in new wooden windows has decreased as new growth timber is being used in window construction. Vinyl and PVC materials breakdown and discolor in ultraviolet light.  In addition to the frame and sash, many other components of replacement windows deteriorate relatively quickly. The seal around double glazing can fail within 6 to 10 years resulting in condensation between the panes and necessitating replacement.  In addition, many of the seals holding the glass in place only have a life expectancy of 10 years or less. The general understanding is that a replacement window will last anywhere from 6 to 15 years.

Window Replacements Not Worth the Investment

Most windows replacements are performed in the name of energy efficiency. As stated above, windows are never going to be good insulators. Older single pane windows might have a R-Value around 1. An affordable replacement window with all the bells and whistles might provide an R-Value approaching 5. If a customer considers that maybe 20% of heat loss is attributable to windows, even if the R-Value is doubled, that only decreases the heat loss by 10%. The bottom line is that the cost savings associated with replacement windows is not enough to justify the sizable expenditure required to have them installed.

Insulated Window Blinds

That is why we invented Insulated Window Blinds. They only cost around $5 to $10 per sq. ft. to purchase and install and they provide an R-Value of 6 or 13. When installed properly, they can significantly reduce the amount of heat that is lost during the winter and the heat that is gained from the sun during the summer. Since they completely block the sun’s rays, a home’s existing blinds, shades, rugs and curtains will last longer.

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Using R-Values and U-Values to Measure an Insulated Window Blind’s Effectiveness Against Hot and Cold

How Do R-Values and U-Values Come into Play in Rating the Energy Efficiency of Insulated Window Blinds?


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Both U-Value and R-Value measure energy efficiency. Here are the main differences in a nutshell:

  • U-Value (also known as the U-factor) is a measure of heat transfer (heat gain or loss through glass), while R-Value is a measure of heat resistance. U-value is not a material rating; it is a calculation of the conduction properties of various materials used in the construction of windows, doors and skylights.
  • R-Value measures the performance of a specific material, such as insulation, based on the material’s ability to reduce the transfer of heat.

U-Value is a scientific calculation that measures the rate at which heat flows through 1 square foot of material; it measures how well a product keeps heat from escaping a building or home. The lower the U-factor of a window, the better it is at reducing heat transfer; that is, less heat will be lost. The U-factor refers to the energy efficiency of the entire window assembly, less, it is considered to be energy efficient. U-factor performance is especially important in how it impacts energy efficiency during the winter heating season in colder climates.

R-Value, on the other hand, is a material property value: It measures a material’s resistance to heat flow, which is important in the rating of insulation used in your windows, for example. It measures the rate at which heat is transferred or lost and is based on conduction and resistance. A high R-value indicates better insulation and resistance to heat transference.

R-value (also known as the R-factor) is relevant in terms of window blind insulation used to cover the window’s glass. The higher the R-value of any material, the greater the insulating value. It’s important to understand that when it comes to windows, U-value takes more than conduction of heat into consideration. It also considers airflow or convection around the window and the amount of radiated or reflected heat off the glass.

Triple Pane Windows Have Lower R-Value & Cost 300% More

Triple Pane Windows have a maximum R-Value of 5 and cost $350 to $650, plus $100 for installation per window. Insulated Window Blinds have an R-Value of 6 or 13 and start at $150 per window including installation.

Energy Efficient Triple Pane Windows Have Maximum R-Value of 5

Energy Efficient Triple Pane Windows Have Maximum R-Value of 5

2″ Insulated Window Blinds Offer a 690% Improvement

Per the chart below, it is clear that Insulated Window Blinds cost less and have a higher R-Value, but when looking at the performance they will add to a single pane window the research statistics are very impressive.  For someone on a budget, Insulated Window Blinds make protecting windows against heat and cold a very cost-effective option.

R-Value and U-Value Increases for Insulated Window Blinds

R-Value and U-Value Increases for Insulated Window Blinds

Our Insulated Window Blinds are basically the same as the Interior Sliding Shutters in this chart.  Please note that they provide a 692% improvement, are easy to install and are approximately 333% more cost effective than installing triple pane windows.

Here is the R-Value chart from the insulated window foam manufacturer that we will be using. You can see that a 1.0″ thick foam board offers an R-Value of 6.0.  A 2.0″ thick foam board offers an R-Value of 13.1.

R-Value Chart for Insulated Window Blinds

R-Value Chart for Insulated Window Blinds


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