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If you’re like many homeowners, you’ve been spending a lot more time recently working on home improvement projects — cleaning, organizing, rearranging, redecorating. Now is the perfect time to invest in your home sweet home.
One of the most valuable improvements you can do for your house is make it more energy efficient. A great place to start is your window treatments. Energy-efficient blinds, shades, and curtains elevate your home in amazing ways. Plus, they’re good for your family and the environment.
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Incredible benefits of energy-efficient window treatments
Duette Honeycomb Shades with LightLock™
Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of your home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through your windows. This is a big problem! You’ll be spending a lot of unnecessary money working to heat or cool your home.
Replacing all your windows is a good first step to making your home energy efficient. But you don’t have to take such drastic steps to limit your energy use. Updating your home with modern, energy-efficient window treatments is an easier solution.
Even if you do have new windows, choosing the right blinds, shades, and curtains will ensure your energy consumption is as efficient as possible.
There are other benefits to modern energy-efficient window treatments:
- They look beautiful and help dial in your home style & design
- Most energy-efficient window coverings are smart home compatible, leading to greater convenience
- Capitalizes on natural lighting in your home, reducing the energy you spend lighting your home
- Energy-efficient blinds and shades are kid and pet friendly
When you choose the right energy-efficient blinds, shades, and curtains, you’ll reduce energy loss, lower heating and cooling bills, and improve your overall home comfort, convenience, and safety.
How energy-efficient blinds & shades work
Duette Duolite® Applause® Honeycomb Shades
Not every type of window covering is meant to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Here at Portland Window Coverings, we’re proud to carry a complete selection of Hunter Douglas window treatments. Hunter Douglas premium window treatments enhance and elevate your home and offer modern energy efficiency.
Revolutionary insulation designs
Energy-efficient window coverings are specially engineered not only for beauty and customization, but to keep you home at the exact temperature you want. These designs trap air, providing insulation and keeping the temperature consistent inside your home unaffected by the temperature outside.
Additionally, many Hunter Douglas window coverings are designed to control solar heat and UV rays during the summer and allow warmth into your home in the winter.
Hunter Douglas offers a variety of room darkening fabrics and liners that allow you to completely control light coming into your home. Top-of-the-line light blocking technology not only gives you greater privacy, it also helps keep your home warm or cool, depending on your needs.
High-tech fabrics are engineered to block out a significant percentage of harmful UV rays. Window coverings featuring these materials will aid in climate control, helping your HVAC system efficiently maintain room temperature no matter the season.
Smart home compatible blinds and shades allow you to program different settings for different seasons (and for weekends, vacations, and more). Many of these systems will learn your habits and adjust automatically based on your family’s schedule, the temperature in your home, and more.
For example, in the summer, program your blinds or shades to close over the windows that get direct sunlight during the day, but let natural light shine through other windows. In the winter, program your coverings to open and let sunlight in to warm up your house naturally.
What are the best energy-efficient blinds, shades and curtains?
Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shades
The best energy-efficient window covering will depend on the needs of your family and the design of your home. At Portland Window Coverings, we offer custom window treatment solutions. Our designers can examine your space and provide the best energy-efficient recommendation — whether that’s blinds, shades, curtains, or a combination of treatments!
1. Honeycomb shades
Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shades are the original cellular shade and are specifically engineered for energy efficiency. Our honeycomb shades feature an innovative honeycomb within a honeycomb design which traps air in distinct pockets. Honeycomb shades are perfect for both cold and warm weather. Best of all, they look beautiful!
2. Roller shades with solar technology
Our roller shades are made from fabrics that are engineered to block out a significant percentage of harmful UV rays while still allowing light into your rooms. This design also helps keep your home at your desired temperature. Roller shades are very versatile, working great in nearly any room.
3. Blackout shades & curtains
Room darkening shades and curtains are the best of both worlds! Not only do they help reduce your energy consumption, they also offer incredible privacy and light control. From blackout shades, to room darkening fabrics and linings, there are a variety of options to fit your needs.
4. Smart blinds
We offer a wide range of Hunter Douglas smart blinds and shades that are compatible with smart home systems. These smart blinds options can help reduce energy use and improve your home’s efficiency:
- Designer Roller Shades
- Designer Screen Shades
- Duette® & Applause® Honeycomb Shades
- Pirouette® Window Shadings
- Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
- Provenance® Woven Woods Shades
- Silhouette® & Nantucket® Shades
- Solera® Soft Roman Shades
- Sonnette™ Shades
- Designer Banded Shades
- Alustra® Woven Textures
- Parkland® Wood Blinds
- Everwood® Composite Blinds
- Modern Precious Metals® Blinds
- Luminette® Privacy Sheers
- Skyline® Gliding Window Panels
We’re here to help
Whether you have something specific in mind already or want a professional recommendation, we’d love to help. With over 25 years experience, our interior designers have a knack for evaluating your individual needs and recommending the perfect solution.
Our team can help you take the guesswork out of selecting the perfect energy-efficient window coverings for your home. We can also help you understand any Hunter Douglas promotions that may benefit your purchase.
Ask questions! We’re here to help.