As the weather gets colder here in Massachusetts, heating bills go up. With most families remote learning and working from home, evaluating your home’s energy consumption is more important than ever. As you look for ways to reduce your heating expenses, don’t forget about your window treatments. Windows and doors are the most common sources of heat escape. By upgrading to energy efficient window blinds from Hunter Douglas, you can improve functionality and save money. Here are a few products to consider.
Honeycomb shades are a great solution for retaining heat within your home. The honeycomb design creates a pocket of air that separates the warm air in your home from the cold air along your window panes. During the day, leave your shades open to welcome heat from the sun. During cloudy days and at night, close your window treatments to provide a layer of insulation. If energy efficiency is your primary concern, go with the Insulated Cellular Shades or the Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades (which has more layers of fabric for maximum insulation). With a wide selection of outer fabrics, there’s a honeycomb fit for everyone room of the house.
Roman shades are another solution with energy efficient advantages. Similar to the honeycomb design, there is a pocket of air within the folds of the fabric, although less so than the honeycomb design. This, along with the thick outer fabric provides some energy efficiency for your windows. Roman shades come in different shapes, colors and fabrics, allowing you to achieve different levels of light control as well.
Roller shades are among the energy efficient window blinds from Hunter Douglas. The Sonette offers a cellular design with two different fabrics and a pocket of air in between. This combination offers both light control and insulation.
Summary of Energy Efficient Window Blinds from Hunter Douglas
Of the options above, honeycomb shades offer maximum insulation. The others are great options as well if you’re looking to balance energy efficiency with light control and other features. If you’re interested in learning more about energy efficient window blinds from Hunter Douglas, stop by our Burlington, MA showroom. You can also preview the huge selection of colors, fabrics, and patterns offered within each product line. Our showroom is open with COVID precautions, so we welcome your visit!