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


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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The Features and Benefits of Insulated Window Blinds on Energy Bills

Benefits of 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

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Save Money:

  • Insulated Window Blinds Can Lower Heating/Cooling Bills
  • 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 HOA’s 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 Improve a Home 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


  • 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

Make Extra Money

  • An Insulated Window Blinds Business is Easy to Setup
  • Insulated Window Blinds is Seeking Retailers, Resellers and Distributors on a Worldwide Basis to Sell Our Products

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Why Blocking Heat Flow and Energy Loss is Important When Installing Insulated Window Blinds for Homes

The Key to Understanding the Best Window Replacement Strategies is to Understand How Windows Transfer Heat from One Place to Another


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Mesa, Arizona – There is a lot of information out there on energy efficient windows, but we really like the following information we pulled from a cool research report entitled “Windows: Energy Efficiency Facts and Myths.”

Windows Suffer a 60% Heat Gain During the Summer and Lose 25% Heat Loss in the Winter

The basic issue behind understanding energy efficient is heat flow: the transfer of heat energy from one place to another. It’s important to understand and remember that heat always flows from warm areas to cool ones.

In your home during the winter, heat does not just disappear it leaves. The opposite is true during the summer; the heat flows inside and forces your air conditioner to cool it to provide a comfortable living environment.

The level of winter heat loss and summer heat gain, along the efficiency of appliances, etc., plays a dominant role in determining energy costs. In a typical one-story house, 25% to 28% of heat loss occurs through the ceiling or roof, 22% to 25% is lost through the walls, 15% to 25% is lost through the windows and 5% to 10% is lost through the floor.

As the graphic above points out, windows suffer a 60% heat gain during the summer and a 25% heat loss during the winter.

Installing Insulated Window Blinds with an insulating R-Value of 6 or 13 in windows can help block both heat loss in the winter and sun gain in the summer for a very affordable price tag compared to triple pane window upgrades.

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Simple Payback Formula for Calculating the Cost, Energy Savings and the ROI for Replacing Single Panel Windows

With payback periods ranging from ~30 to 37 years, upgrading windows are unlikely to be an economically viable option for many homeowners


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Simple Payback Formula for Insulated Window Blinds

Simple Payback Formula for Insulated Window Blinds

Phoenix, Arizona  – A similar analysis was performed in this study with the goal of determining the payback period for window upgrades in several different climates. Philadelphia, PA was selected to represent a mixed temperature, humid climate. Miami, FL was selected to represent a hot, humid climate. Chicago, IL was selected to represent a cold, humid climate. Phoenix, AZ was selected to represent a hot, dry climate. Lastly, Anchorage, AK, was selected to represent a cold, dry climate.

Payback Analysis by Climate for Single Pane vs Double Pane Windows

Payback Analysis by Climate for Single Pane vs Double Pane Windows

It should also be emphasized here that the installation costs could increase the total upfront cost substantially. Although these results predict slightly shorter payback periods for other research reports, they confirm the same conclusions. With payback periods ranging from ~30 to 37 years, upgrading windows are unlikely to be an economically viable option for many homeowners.

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