You should purchase an LCD or LED TV if you:
•Want a light, ultra-thin TV. LCD TVs, especially LED-backlit models, tend to be thinner than most plasma televisions. •Do a lot of daytime viewing in a room with windows lacking in darkening treatments. A LCD's bright picture will look better in bright light; some LCD screens also resist glare. •Need low power consumption. LCD TVs are usually more energy efficient than plasma models with the same screen size. LED TVs are much more energy efficient than both. •If you need a screen smaller than 42" or larger than 65", LCD is your only flat-panel TV option.
Window coverings for LCD and LED TVs
•Use window treatments with light filtering properties•Cellular shades are a great option for LCD and LED TV viewing because they allow natural light to enter, but cut back on the glare. •Different types of roller and solar shades can also help to filter light. •To get the best of both worlds, try Signature Murano fabric blinds that can filter light, but also open up to resemble traditional blinds.
The type of TV you choose is crucial, but if your room is detached from the house you have other factors to consider before coming to a final decision on window coverings. Heating and cooling a detached unit can be an expensive prospect and decorations don't mean anything if your room is too hot or cold to be comfortable in. Take heating and cooling into account before moving on to the décor of your space.
Appliances that produce hot or chill air are typically the most expensive appliances.
•A space heater may take 1,500 watts per hour. •If the heater is run for an estimated four hours per day, that's 6,000 watts per day and 180,000 watts in a 30-day month. •One hundred eighty kilowatt hours multiplied by heating costs comes out to approximately $11 per month just in heating. •Air conditioning also uses a considerable amount of energy. •A standard single room air conditioner costs seven to twelve cents per hour to operate. •Running it for eight hours per day will cost approximately $24.40 per month at $.10 per kilowatt hour.
To save on heating and cooling costs you could install snug-fitting energy efficient window coverings that will solve your glare problem and help with your energy costs to boot. Adding solar shades to your windows will help keep heat out during the hot summer and fall months when football starts, but will also help keep the heat in during the last part of the season in the cold winter months. Keep this in mind when coming to a final decision on the perfect window coverings that will allow the amount of light you want but also help with energy efficiency.
Once you have dealt with the necessities of your TV and your temperature control, it's time to get to the fun part of decorating your room with all of the final touches!
Give your living room or man cave a makeover. Upgrade your furnishings and décor for premium viewing and ultimate comfort. Fall television programming is gearing up for season premieres; will your area be ready for them?
About BUDGET BLINDS
Budget Blinds®, a Home Franchise Concepts, Inc. ® brand, is a custom window coverings franchise that offers convenient shop-at-home service for window coverings and home décor accessories.
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