Energy Efficient Shades
Warmer Winters – Cooler Summers – Lower Energy Bills.
Energy Efficient Shades can help reduce both heat-loss and heat-gain at the windows. Homes without proper shades can lose much of the heating-cooling energy through windows and doors. By simply adding energy efficient shades, you can stop the heat loss/ gain resulting in lower energy bills year-round.
Not all window coverings are created equal when talking about energy savings and rating (R-values). Typical Horizontal Blinds have an R-value of about 2.5. Honeycomb Shades are much better insulators and have an R-value of 3.25 or more depending on the fabric. By increasing the R-value of your window coverings, you can decrease your energy bills. Energy Efficient shades make your home more comfortable – no matter what the season.
Heat moves toward cold. This is why in the winter much of the warmth of the home can be lost through windows and doors that are not covered. Energy Efficient Shades provide insulation to reduce this heat loss in the colder months. Choose products designed with insulating air pockets.
The warmth of the sun can turn any room into an uncomfortable hot box as well as damage furnishings with harmful UV rays. Reducing the heat that comes through window and door openings will improve your energy costs. It also will protect your flooring and furnishings from fading and discoloring due to the harsh sunlight. Solar and Sheer shades help reduce heat gain in warm months. Shades with insulating air pockets will also reduce heat gain.
Energy Efficient Window Coverings
- Honeycomb Shades
- Roman Shades with a back liner
- Hunter Douglas Solera Soft Shades
- Hunter Douglas Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades