With the high cost of heating and cooling homes here in the Northville area, it is time to look at ways that will help cut expenses. One way is examining your current window treatments. In the U.S. alone, the Department of Energy (DOE) reports that windows can account for up to 25% of your annual heating and cooling bill and a staggering 40% in older homes. The right energy-efficient window treatment can certainly help lower your utility bill.
Many factors have an impact on energy conservation at the window, including insulation, solar heat control, west facing windows, south facing windows, and the amount of direct sunlight a window receives. Stylistically, you don’t have to sacrifice style to gain energy efficiency. Hunter Douglas is the world leader in innovation and the developer of the most energy-efficient window treatments that significantly reduce energy loss and also protect the environment. It’s a win-win — keep your family comfortable while saving on heating and cooling costs!
What is the Best Energy Efficient Window Treatment?
By far, honeycomb shades are the most energy-efficient window treatment that will minimize the amount of inside air that escapes out your window, cutting your energy bill. Hunter Douglas has taken honeycomb shades to a whole new level with its Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades.
- Patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction
- Three air pockets reduce heat flow at the window
- Home’s carbon footprint is considerably reduced
- Saves on both heating and cooling costs
- Hundreds of fabrics, colors and textures
- Cordless or motorized options available for enhanced child and pet safety
For greater energy efficiency, your window treatment should be as close to the window as possible. Preferably, blinds or shades should be mounted inside the window frame. If mounting your window treatment on the inside is not an option, adding drapery panels will add more insulation in the winter and keep the cold air out and the heat in.
Energy Efficient Window Treatments in Northville MI
Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Bloomfield Hills, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.