SOURCE: DrapeStyle

December 03, 2007 08:00 ET

As Home Heating Prices Soar to Record Levels -- Using Insulated Drapes Will Reduce Heat Loss 25% and Save Hundreds

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - As winter's chill falls across America, millions of people are apprehensive about the record-breaking high prices of home heating oil -- and it's not just low-income families. Working couples and middle-to-upper income families are finding that the cost of filling an average home's oil tank is blowing an unexpected hole in the family budget. However, a relatively small investment can make a home more energy efficient, reduce monthly utility bills, and save thousand in years to come. The U.S. Department of Energy reports insulated draperies or window treatments can reduce heat loss up to 25% and save the average family approximately $325 each year.

"Whether silk drapes, linen drapes or custom drapery -- installing insulated draperies will substantially reduce heat loss," said Lisa Sinatra, Creative Director at "For maximum effectiveness and energy efficiency, let drapes fall onto the windowsill or floor and install a cornice at the top of a drapery or place against the ceiling. Drapes should be hung as close to windows as possible with the proper drapery hardware."

Drapes not only add a layer of luxury to windows -- they add a layer of warmth. The DrapeStyle Estate Linen Collection is the heavier weight 12-ounce linen that originated in chilly Bristol, England. All of the company's silk drapes have cotton sateen lining and heavy flannel interlining. DrapeStyle drapes are made in the USA at their California studio to exact standards and specifications.

"For most home owners and renters the utility bills are the second largest household expense," Sinatra continued. "That's why housing affordability and energy efficiency go hand in hand. By reducing the price of utility bills, reduces the cost of living for our nation's families."

About DrapeStyle

Newport Beach, California-based DrapeStyle ( designs and manufacturers the finest quality custom silk and linen drapes available anywhere -- at an affordable price. Every drapery panel is custom made in their in-house California studio -- nothing is made overseas. The company accommodates unique requests -- including any width, length or fabric. All work is 100% guaranteed. Continental U.S. customers ordering before March 1, 2008 receive Free Standard Shipping via UPS Ground by entering Coupon Code ENR14 at checkout.

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