Today we think about not only the design impact window treatments can make, but also the energy impact. With energy-efficient window treatments, your wallet and peace of mind can rest easy. Without them, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows.
Thanks to our Hunter Douglas products, you can save energy and money at the window with helpful features like:
In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows. While in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With energy-efficient window treatments that provide insulation, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere
- Solar Heat Control
The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter to help heat your home, but in the summer it can make the room overly hot and uncomfortable, causing your air conditioning costs to sky rocket. Hunter Douglas energy-saving window treatments help to control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.
Daylighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light. By drawing natural light into a room, many of our energy-saving window treatments reduce the need for other types of lighting, thereby reducing your energy use.
While window treatments help a great deal with energy efficiency, there are other things you should do to help:
- Ensure your windows and doors are properly weather-stripped
- Caulk around basement and storm windows
- When heating or cooling, keep windows locked
- Open your window coverings during sunny winter days to catch free solar heat, then close them at night to keep the heat in
- Close your window coverings during summer days to keep the heat out.