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Traditional Windows or Windows with Blinds?

If you’re in the market for some new replacement windows, you have more than a few choices. However, in these days when wallets are tightening and ‘going green’ is the reoccurring theme, you’re probably considering insulated windows with Low-E glass; not only can you receive a tax credit for these windows, but they’ll help lower your monthly heating bills, and they’ll help minimize your impact on our world’s limited natural resources. When you’re weighing out your choices for a new set of replacement windows, consider the benefits of buying windows with blinds between the glass.

Blinds between the glass windows do not have to be expensive, though they certainly look like they belong in a high-end hotel or a modern, upscale home. In fact, when you consider the long-term money saving benefits of purchasing insulated windows, if you opt for windows with internal blinds, the price compared to traditional replacement windows is oftentimes negligible. Moreover, when you are replacing multiple windows in your home, many manufacturers or vendors will install the windows for free or at a discounted rate.

Now, the benefits of buying windows with blinds inside is not limited to a ‘high class’ look that you can add to your home, though that is certainly one of the many perks.

For instance, if you have small kids or pets, you know the kind of havoc that they can wreak on traditional blinds, whether they are vertical or horizontal. They can’t seem to keep their little fingers or paws off from the blinds; that leads to cracks, outright breakage, and plenty of time spent on washing and re-washing the blinds, plus constantly struggling to keep the blinds, and their dangerous cords, out of the reach of your little ones. If you have windows with blinds built-in, you do not have to worry about any of these problems. The blinds are encased within the window, and there aren’t any cords sticking out where you or your little ones could trip or get hurt on.

Additionally, windows with blinds between the glass do not allow the blinds to get dirty. If you’ve used traditional blinds for any amount of time, you know that they are dust and dirt magnets. They collect everything that is floating in the air at your home, and then some. Sure, a bit of light dusting every other day or so isn’t so bad, but it’s not just about the dust collection, it’s about the dust and allergens floating through the air every time you clean off your blinds. If anybody in your family has allergies or asthma, you know the importance of keeping your air as clean as possible. Windows with internal blinds can actually help you to minimize the amount of particles floating around because your blinds will not collect dust, and you won’t be ‘dusting’ them, to stir up all of the particles.

There are many reasons why you should choose energy efficient windows as replacements for your current windows. Likewise, there are many reasons why you should consider windows with blinds inside them over traditional double-pane windows. Not only are windows with blinds easier to maintain, they add a touch of finesse to your home, your two-or-four-legged kids cannot mess with them, and they leave you breathing a little bit easier. It certainly is worth a look to see if windows with internal blinds will be a fitting replacement for your current windows.

HeatKeeper Windows is a Pella replacement window provider and specializes in windows with blinds between the glass.

Green Windows with Blinds – Save Money in Style

With the current excitement about “going green” to protect the environment and improve lives, many people are wondering what steps they can take to make their homes more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. A great step would be to consider green windows with blinds between the glass.

Windows have come a long way from old-fashioned, single pane glass. Once the norm, these energy nightmares would let in excessive amounts of heat in the summer and let out equal amounts of purchased heat in the winter. People would resort to unattractive solutions in an attempt to insulate their windows against the weather, such as hanging blankets or lining windows with aluminum foil. Double pane glass is considered the norm now, and these windows are much better insulated. Innovations like low-e glass have significantly lowered heating and cooling bills for many people. A low-e coating, which stands for low-emissivity, reflects rather than absorbing heat, resulting in much less heat transference through the glass.

Windows take another energy leap forward, though, when they’re green windows with blinds between the glass. With these windows, a set of blinds in your choice of colors come permanently hung within the window itself, between the panes of glass. There are many benefits to considering these windows for your home.

Green windows with blinds between the glass will allow you to save significant money on your heating and cooling bills. This is a double pane window with low-e coating, plus the additional insulating benefit of the blinds between the glass. Summer heat won’t get into your home, and Jack Frost will be kept out in the winter. You’ll be amazed by how well these windows insulate.

The blinds between the glass are very stylish, too. It creates a streamlined look for your home, without flopping blinds hanging on the windows. Imagine how much easier it will be to clean. When you have green windows with blinds between the glass, you’ll never have to dust your blinds again – they won’t collect any. You’ll have a much easier time cleaning your windows, too, without blinds in the way. Think how fresh the sunshine will look when it’s not highlighting the dust on your blinds or dirt on your windows.

You’ll be able to choose how much or little of that sunlight you want to see, too. Just as with traditional blinds, you can tilt blinds between the glass to any angle you want from a control on the outside of the glass. In some models, you can also raise or lower the blinds.

Another benefit of green windows with blinds between the glass is that your blinds will always look brand new. Not only don’t they collect dust, they can’t be bent or scratched or pulled out of shape by pets or children. Your blinds between the glass will look perfect for years to come.

If you want to save money on bills, make your life easier, and make your home cleaner and more inviting, you should consider green windows with blinds between the glass. You’ll be glad you did. offers affordable green replacement windows that feature windows with blinds and Low-E technology to help save energy costs. For more information, visit

Budget Friendly ‘Green’ Windows with Blinds

These days, people are becoming acutely aware of their budgets — how much they spend, what they spend it on, and whether it’s really worth the expense for a certain product or service. In other words, money is tight all around the country. Unfortunately, these tight times can cause complications, especially when it comes to replacing your windows.

Whether you know it or not, your windows are more than just a transparent pathway to the outside world — they are an accessory, but more importantly, the types of windows you choose to buy can directly affect your financial bottom line in more ways than one. So, when you’re looking at replacement windows, it just makes sense to choose a window that is not only affordable today, but that will help you save money in the long run. Plus, if you can help the environment at the same time, it wouldn’t be a bad thing either, right?

HeatKeeper offers ‘green’ windows with the blinds between the glass technology. They are touted as Pella replacements, they’re created using Low-E glass, which not only helps you to keep your heating costs down, but it helps to preserve our natural resources by lowering your natural gas usage. Also, unlike Pella products, HeatKeeper’s windows are not at the high end of the pricing scale. Sure, Pella windows are excellent quality, but if you can have the same quality at a lower price, it just makes sense, especially in these times when people are tightening their belts, and trying to stretch their dollars a little bit further.

So, if you’re in the market for quality replacement windows, and you want to save some money, both initially and in the long run, check out some of HeatKeeper windows’ features. Not only will you be able to save some money on your heating costs, you’ll be helping the environment, and the ‘blinds between the glass‘ feature is stylish, too.

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