Upgrade Your Window Treatments to Improve Energy Efficiency
Warmer weather is approaching, which leads to higher energy costs. If your windows are still using older model window treatments, it is time for an upgrade. Modern window treatments like honeycomb shades can help reduce costs during the summer by keeping your house cooler while allowing you to create a more contemporary look for your home.
Why Choose Energy Efficient Window Treatments?
By choosing to upgrade your current window treatments to be more energy efficient, you are not only saving yourself money, but also helping the environment. Without energy-efficient window treatments, up to 50 percent of a home’s heating and cooling costs can be lost.
Reducing the amount of time your air conditioning is running this summer will result in significant savings on your energy bill while reducing the environmental impact it takes to generate more power!
Why Choose Honeycomb Shades?
Honeycomb shades are a better choice than their counterparts because they are designed to make your home more energy efficient. The cells within the shades trap air, which in turn provides insulation to your home.
The Duette Architella® is one of the most energy efficient honeycomb options available. Featuring a “honeycomb within a honeycomb” design, Duette Architella® can reduce energy loss up to 40%. It also fits snug into your window, meaning it won’t protrude from the frame or cause cool air to seep by.
Remember that when closed, many honeycomb shades are opaque. So if you want to be able to see out of your windows with the shades down, some honeycomb shades offer sheer options, like the Alustra Duette Architella®. A treatment like the Duette Duolite® sheer shades is also an excellent alternative choice. With a top-down/bottom-up lift system, this treatment combines the energy efficiency of a honeycomb with the beautiful light diffusing of a sheer shade. The Duolite is a combination shade with an opaque or semi-opaque shade on the bottom, which rises up, and a sheer shade on the top, which lowers down. So you can control the amount of light coming into your home.
Don’t Forget Your Large Windows
Honeycomb shades aren’t limited to small windows. If you have large windows in your home, it’s important that they be properly insulated to minimize energy loss. Duette® VertiglideTM and Applause® honeycomb shades are an energy-efficient solution for your home’s glass doors and large windows.
Duette® VertiglideTM is the perfect complement in a room that also has a sliding door and is equally energy efficient. It is available in all of the same colors and patterns, and available in the largest width of any shade, so it is a perfect option for large windows. If you’re looking for a lower cost option, Applause® honeycomb shades are available for your large window horizontal solutions.