So, for an average house, assuming an R-factor of 2.5 to about 4, you would see about $150 per year in energy savings, compared to a lesser blind solution. Couple this energy efficiency with the great light control and timeless beauty of shutters and you can begin to see why the trend line for shutters is consistently up.
We have done several jobs for customers, who have older homes with drafty single pane standard windows. In these cases, the resultant effect was dramatic. You could literally feel the room cool down once the shutter was in place. For hot windows, a wood plantation shutter is very similar in climate control to fitting a Styrofoam board to the window.
Bottom line, if you enjoy the look and light control offered by plantation shutters, you will not be disappointed by your ability to reduce your energy bills with greatly enhanced climate control of your windows. For the environmentally conscience, shutters are hard to beat.
We would love to help you with your plantation shutter project. Check out our online shutter cost calculator for a quick dollar estimate of your project.