The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which gave federal tax credits on select energy-efficient products, have been reinstated for 2016. And certain Hunter Douglas are eligible. Which makes this a great time to consider updating the window treatments in your home. Talk to a trained consultant at Windows, Walls & More in Bloomfield Hills to determine if the products will fit your needs and to see them in action. [Read more…]
If you are like most people, you are stocking up on the old light bulbs because you don’t know what or how to use the new ones. Today, lighting is one of the most changed elements of design we have, and we need to learn “How to Use it.”
The old incandescent bulb wastes 90% of its energy as heat, not light
LED (Light-Emitting Diode) is at least 75% more efficient than the traditional incandescent light bulb. [Read more…]
When you motorize your blinds, shades, or drapery, it’s easier to control the amount of light you let in and the amount of inside air you let out. The quickest escape route for heated or cooled air is through the windows, so the more you do to trap that air inside, the more you’ll save on heating and air conditioning costs. The right shades can help you save up 50% on energy costs. Our Duette Architella shades, for example, have the highest energy efficiency rating in the industry.
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. Check out this video to learn more:
When a customer comes in looking for style and energy efficiency, Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades are usually the first products we think of. It’s an easy one — there’s just nothing else like these shades on the market. Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades have a state-of-the-art honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design giving them the industry’s highest level of energy efficiency. Studies have shown that these honeycomb shades can reduce energy loss by up to 50%!
New to Architella is the revolutionary IllumiCell™ feature. It’s a clear inner cell within the shade that offers greater light transmission with the same energy savings as a fabric inner cell. [Read more…]