Energy Efficient Window Treatments for Summer

Energy Efficient Window Treatments for Summer

As we crest the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, finding ways to keep our homes cool and comfortable becomes a top priority. However, relying solely on air conditioning can lead to skyrocketing energy bills and increased carbon emissions. Fortunately, there's a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution at your fingertips: window treatments.

Solar Heat Control and UV Protection

Hunter Douglas offers window treatments that effectively control solar heat gain and protect your interiors from harmful UV rays. Their products, such as Silhouette® Window Shadings and Pirouette® Window Shadings, feature adjustable fabric vanes that allow you to filter incoming light while maintaining outside views. These shades diffuse sunlight, reducing the intensity of heat and minimizing the need for air conditioning. Moreover, Hunter Douglas treatments provide excellent UV protection, preventing fading and damage to your furnishings, flooring and artwork caused by prolonged sun exposure.

Energy-Efficient Blinds and Shades

Blinds and shades are versatile window treatments that offer both style and functionality. When choosing blinds or shades for summer energy savings, look for options with insulating properties. Cellular or honeycomb shades, for instance, feature air pockets that act as a barrier, trapping heat before it enters your living spaces. Additionally, choosing lighter-colored blinds or shades can help reflect sunlight, preventing excessive heat buildup.

Hunter Douglas window treatments are designed with a strong focus on insulation and thermal efficiency. The brand’s commitment to sustainability is evident in the range of products they offer, including cellular shades, Roman shades and Duette® Honeycomb shades. These window treatments feature unique honeycomb-shaped cells that create air pockets, acting as a barrier against heat transfer. 

One of Hunter Douglas's most notable innovations is the Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades. These shades consist of a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, resulting in a triple layer of fabric cells. This construction enhances their energy efficiency by increasing the insulation factor. The additional layer of cells traps even more air, minimizing heat loss or gain through the windows.

Smart Window Treatments

With advancements in technology, smart window treatments have emerged as a popular choice for energy-conscious homeowners. These automated blinds and shades can be programmed to open and close based on the position of the sun or the desired temperature in your home. By utilizing sensors and timers, smart window treatments can optimize natural lighting and ventilation.

Hunter Douglas recognizes the importance of convenience and energy efficiency. With their PowerView® Automation system, you can automate your window treatments and optimize their energy-saving potential. The PowerView® system allows you to program your shades to open and close at specific times of the day or adjust them remotely using a smartphone app or voice commands.

Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing

In addition to their energy-saving features, Hunter Douglas is committed to sustainability throughout their manufacturing processes. The company prioritizes the use of eco-friendly materials and environmentally responsible practices. They offer window treatment options made from recyclable materials and utilize energy-efficient manufacturing techniques. By choosing Hunter Douglas window treatments, you can support a brand that values sustainability and contributes to a greener future.

Visit our Hunter Douglas gallery in our Old Saybrook location today! Our shade shop experts are available to guide you through your design journey. 

The brand is currently offering a couple different promotions to complement energy savings purchases. Now through July 31, 2023, receive a $150 rebate when you buy 4 Duette Honeycomb Shades with PowerView® Automation, and receive a $38 rebate for each additional unit with PowerView. Also, purchase select energy-efficient shade styles and receive a Federal Tax Credit of up to $1,200. For more information, click here.

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