Energy Efficiency of Honeycomb Shades

Posted:  Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:45am
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Did you know that up to 50% of your homes heat escapes out of untreated windows?  Here are some of the useful things that Hunter Douglas’ honeycomb shades can do for your home. 

 

   

Insulation

 In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.

 

Solar Heat Control

 The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter to help heat your home, but in the summer, it can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable—driving up air conditioning costs. Many Hunter Douglas window fashions help to control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.

 

Daylighting

 Daylighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light.  By drawing natural light into a room many of our window treatments reduce the need for other types of lighting, thereby reducing your energy use.

 

5 Tips for Saving Energy at the Window

 

  • Ensure your windows and doors are properly weather-stripped.
  • Caulk around basement and storm windows.
  • When heating or cooling, keep windows locked.
  • Open your window coverings during sunny winter days to catch free solar heat then close them at night to keep that heat in.
  • Close your window coverings during summer days to keep the heat out.

 

Stop by our showroom at 108 Camden Rd. (Rte. 90) Warren Maine, or call us at 207-273-4093 to get your windows treated today!