At Windows, Walls & More here in West Bloomfield, many of our customers look for the best ways to save money, whether that’s in getting a deal at the grocery store or cutting back on monthly expenses. If you’re looking at cutting some costs, consider how much help a window treatment can be. No matter the treatment, you’re bound to get some help cutting down on energy bills.
Many people aren’t aware that an untreated window can lose 30% or more of a room’s heating and cooling energy. So any kind of treatment is better than nothing. However, some treatments are pros at being energy efficient, and Hunter Douglas is well-known for its energy-efficient treatments. In fact, the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) chose Hunter Douglas as the first to receive their verified energy rating and certification for interior window coverings. You can use the AERC ratings to compare window coverings among the Hunter Douglas line as well as those from competitors. AERC-certified Hunter Douglas products include:
- Duette® Honeycomb Shades.
- Applause® Honeycomb Shades.
- Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades.
Tips to Help Your Treatment Help You
Even if your window treatment isn’t AERC-certified, you can still get some help from it. For example:
- When it’s cold. During the day, when your window can get direct sunlight, keep your treatments open to make use of the free solar heat, which will warm your room. On cloudy days and at night, close the treatment to insulate the room and keep warm air in.
- When it’s hot. During both the day and night, keep your treatment closed so cool air stays in.
- Use daylight. The more you can use and direct natural light, the less you have to use artificial lighting, so you can save some on your energy bills.
Energy-Efficient Treatments in West Bloomfield
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, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, 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.