May 12, 2009
Energy Cinch Window Fabric
Windows are often an energy efficiency problem spot. Many homes lack the latest energy efficient windows, leading to energy loss and uncomfortably cold rooms throughout most of the year. And because window replacements are so expensive, though, it almost never pays to replace a window just for the energy savings benefits.
The Energy Cinch consists of two tension rods and a light tan, four-layer Warm Window® insulating fabric that is installed inside the window casing. With the tension rods placed at the top and bottom of the window casing, the fabric will fully cover the window, reducing heat loss by up to 80%. The fabric incorporates metallized Mylar® with insulating polyester fibers, a reflective polyethelyne vapor barrier, high density insulating fibers, and a moisture resistant lining. On a single pane window, with the Energy Cinch properly in-place, the resulting R value of the window can be as high as 7.6.
The energy cinch window fabric comes in 6 different sizes from 30″ X 45″ through 36″ X 60″. They have easy to follow installation instructions on their website along with guidelines for what size will fit what window sizes. These can easily be removed when need be, due to the fact that they have a tension rod.
So if you are among the many who need new windows but can’t afford to make a purchase of that magnitude, try the energy cinch window fabric for a fraction of the price of new windows.