Improve Energy Efficiency with Window Treatments
Today, with the high cost of heating and cooling your home, it is time to look at ways that will help cut expenses. One way is examining your current window treatments.
How to Conserve Energy
Did you know? In the U.S. alone, the Department of Energy (DOE) reports that windows can account for up to 25% of your annual heating and cooling bill and a staggering 40% in older homes. The right energy-efficient window treatment can certainly help lower your utility bill. For the month of February and March, Hunter Douglas is offering special rebates. Click here for details on energy saving rebates.
To conserve energy at the window, consider the following:
- Solar heat control
- West facing windows
- South facing windows
- Look & feel
Hunter Douglas is the world leader in innovation and the developer of the most energy-efficient window treatments that significantly reduce energy loss and also protect the environment. It’s a win-win — keep your family comfortable while saving on heating and cooling costs!
What is the Best Energy Efficient Window Treatment?
By far, honeycomb shades are the most energy-efficient window treatment that will minimize the amount of inside air that escapes out your window, cutting your energy bill. Hunter Douglas has taken honeycomb shades to a whole new level with its Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades.
- Patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction
- Three air pockets reduce heat flow at the window
- Home’s carbon footprint is considerably reduced
- Saves on both heating and cooling costs
- Hundreds of fabrics, colors and textures
- Cordless or motorized options available for enhanced child and pet safety
While honeycomb shades provide the best thermal performance, Hunter Douglas Vignette® Tiered™ Architella® shades provide a different look and are another wonderful option in energy efficient window treatments.
- Rear fabric air pockets trap air creating an extra layer of insulation
- Homes stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer
- Available in numerous fabrics
- Shades stack at the top of the window
- No exposed rear cords for a clean look for enhanced child and pet safety
For greater energy efficiency, your window treatment should be as close to the window as possible. Preferably, blinds or shades should be mounted inside the window frame.
If mounting your window treatment on the inside is not an option, adding drapery panels will add more insulation in the winter and keep the cold air out and the heat in.
Depending on a number of factors such as season, light, fresh air and view, Window Treats serving New York and New Jersey can help you find the perfect energy efficient window treatment that will not only save you money, but enhance the look of your home.
Energy Efficient Window Treatments in Red Bank – Middletown Areas
Visit our gallery in Red Bank to see full size displays of our large selection of custom window blinds. At Window Treats Inc., our window treatment professionals will help you select the perfect window blind option for your home or business. Since 1995, we’ve been serving the window treatment needs of clients throughout New Jersey and New York in communities from Middletown to Ocean. Contact us today for a free consultation. Be sure to ask about our motorized blind options!