It Gets Hot Out There.
Stay Cool with Insulated Window Treatments.
- 40% Energy Loss Occurs at the Window
- Cellular Shades Stop the Heat
- Fabrics Offer a Barrier of Protection
We certainly experience intense temperatures here in the Houston area. And, the latest research tells us that homeowners experience up to 40% energy loss at the window. Don’t settle for that! You don’t want your AC running around the clock. Insulated window treatments offer a layer of protection, maintaining comfortable temps in your home, while saving you money on your energy bills in the long run. Whether its award winning cellular shades, the folding fabrics of roman shades, or the innovation of cellular roller shades, we have all your energy saving needs met. And, with the beauty of energy efficient window treatments, saving energy never looked so good!
Top Questions about Energy Efficient Window Treatments
What types of window treatments offer energy savings?
Cellular shades will be the number one option, including the innovation of our exclusive cellular/roller shade collection. After that, you can achieve energy efficiency from draperies, roman shades, plantation shutters, and even roller shades.
What’s the difference between Duette Honeycomb Shades & Applause?
This is a common question. Hunter Douglas’ premier cellular shades come in the Duette collection. The Duette product line is a top-notch window treatment for saving energy. The Applause Honeycomb Shade collection was developed to meet the needs of a more affordable option. It’s a great cellular shade product with incredible energy efficient capabilities, but the product is streamlined to reflect the cost savings, which means you have only a select amount of style choices when it comes to designing the collection.
Are energy efficient shades a gimmick?
That depends who you buy them from…you should always do your homework when it comes to investing in your home. That being said, our Hunter Douglas Cellular Shades have won awards across the window covering industry for their ability to protect the interior temperatures of the home. Just visit the Government Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy to learn about the certifications. Once you experience the hot Texas sun beating down into your home through one window, while in the same room, a true, energy efficient shade covers another window, you’ll be convinced.
Does the entire window have to be covered?
You’ll get the best results to keep your home cool with the window covered, but we know you also don’t want to feel like you’re living in a cave. Some homeowners opt for the top down bottom up feature, which allows almost the entire window to be covered, while the natural sunlight streams in across the ceiling. You won’t need much, and your room will be illuminated. Another option that we’re super excited about is the Aura Illuminated Shades option for roman shades, roller shades, or our specialty cellular roller shades. You can keep your window shades down–blocking the light and heat, while the window shades light up the room with ambient lighting. It’s an incredible way to enjoy the cool interior temperatures without feeling like you’re missing out on the natural lighting.
Are there dual shades that are energy efficient?
Yes! You can get the best of light control and comfort by pairing the dual shades feature with energy saving shades. Honeycomb shades offer a two-in-one shade design that allows you to adjust the shades up or down for additional control–the window can stay covered from light-filtering to room darkening.