Energy efficiency has never been more important, what with energy prices on the rise and conservation efforts on everyone’s minds. Insulating your windows is one way to lower your home heating and cooling costs. With honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas, you can do just that—without sacrificing style and functionality.
What are Honeycomb Shades?
Also known as cellular shades, these window treatments feature air pockets within accordion-fold panels to filter light before it enters the room. This design is incredibly energy efficient because the air pockets insulate the window, acting nearly as good as an additional pane of glass. When it comes to keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, there’s no more effective window covering than honeycomb shades.
Energy-Efficient Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas
The energy-saving products from Hunter Douglas have been praised for nearly 100 years. In fact, this industry-leading manufacturer was the first to design and engineer honeycomb window treatments, providing an effective solution for heat loss through windows and doors.
In 2019, Hunter Douglas received the first-ever energy performance rating from the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) for its cellular shades and cellular roller shades. Hunter Douglas is now the first company to rate interior window covering products.
Two lines of energy-efficient honeycomb shades are available from Hunter Douglas—Duette® and Applause®. Both options are customizable with different light-limiting options and operating systems to fit your needs.
- Duette honeycomb shades come in various dimensions, durable materials, and pleat sizes, providing a custom fit for any window in your home. The unique open-air design reduces heat loss by up to 40% in the winter and blocks up to 80% of solar heat to decrease cooling bills in the summer.
- Applause honeycomb shades with Duolite® are the only window coverings with triple-cell construction, making them incredibly energy efficient. The Duolite system lets you switch between light-filtering and blackout cells simply by lifting or lowering different sections of the shade.
- The LightLock™ system is an optional add-on with Duette shades, allowing them to provide filtered light or blackout capabilities. With no light gaps between the shade and the window frame, it’s finally possible to achieve 100% total darkness for sleeping or watching movies.
- The Vertiglide™ operating system with PowerView® motorization provides the ultimate convenience. Adjust your window coverings from across the room or set up automated routines with your smart-home system. This technology is also ideal for raising or lowering the shades on windows that are too high to reach.
Value Blinds & Shutters is proud to be a premier carrier of Hunter Douglas window coverings. We carry an incredible variety of styles, materials, and colors with light-filtering options ranging from sheer to blackout. Shop with us today to discover the many benefits of Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades for yourself! Contact us at (303) 663-8120 to schedule a free in-home consultation, or visit our showroom in Castle Rock on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.