Cutting Energy Bills with Window Treatments?

Hunter Douglas window shadings not only add beauty to your home but did you know the right window shades or window treatments can also cut energy bills. In an average home about 10% of the exterior walls are made up of windows. That does not sound like a lot but windows can generate about 50% of our homes energy cost. The walls of a average home typically have and R-value of 19, while standard double-pane windows only have an R-value of about 2. R-values measure resistance to heat flow. Homes that have a lot of window are at risk for much larger amounts of energy loss. During the winter we try to keep the heat in our home and in the summer we try to keep the heat out. The better we can control heat gain or loss the more efficient and (Green) our home will be. Less energy used translates to a lesser utility bill.

  • Hunter Douglas Duette Architella honeycomb shades can increase an additional +4 R-value to an existing 2 R-value window
  • Duette semi-opaque honeycomb shade can add an additional +2 R-value.
  • Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern roman shades, Hunter Douglas Silhouette and Pirouette window shades can add an additional +1 R-value to your windows.

Hunter Douglas products can easily pay for their cost in a short period of time. Not only do you add fashion to your home you cut energy consumption and cost.

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