Energy Efficient Shades & Other Window Treatments For Your Home
Many homeowners incorporate window treatments into their interior décor for aesthetic purposes but that’s not the only purpose they can serve.
Many window treatments, such as energy efficient shades, can also improve your home’s energy efficiency – making your home more comfortable year-round and possibly even helping you save some money on your heating and cooling bills.
Here at Exciting Windows! by Apollo, we specialize in window treatments of all kinds, including shades, shutters, blinds, and more.
If you’re looking for energy efficient shades or other energy efficiency window soltuions for your home in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, we can help you find an option that fits your style, needs, and budget.
Energy Efficient Shades
As far as window shades go, one of the best energy efficient shades are the honeycomb shades, otherwise known as cellular shades. When honeycomb shades are closed, air gets trapped in their little cells and creates a thermal barrier between your windows and the interior of your home.
In the summer, this barrier blocks a portion of the sun’s heat so your home stays cooler, and in the winter it keeps warm air from escaping through your windows.
Some of our energy efficient shades options include Hunter Douglas’ classic Duette® honeycomb shades as well as the Duette® Architella® collection which features a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design for even more energy efficiency. Another popular option is the Solera® Soft Shades which are constructed like a cellular shade with air-trapping pockets but look like a traditional Roman shade with soft fabric folds.
No matter the style you choose, our beautiful selection of energy efficient shades and insulating window coverings will have you staying cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and likely seeing a reduction on your energy bills!
How Window Coverings Save You Money
According to the US Department of Energy, about 30% of our home’s heat is lost through our windows in the cool months. Yes, even double-pane! Additionally during warm months, up to 76% of sunlight that hits our windows enters our homes as heat.
Cellular shades were found, as long as they were installed close to the window, resulted in about 10% of energy savings during cold months, and even more in hot seasons!
Draperies are a wonderful way to insulate your windows. How insulating they are depends on multiple factors, from the openness of the weave of the material, the thickness, liners, or even the color.
When layered with something like a window shade, they’re even more effective – and beautiful! Installing top treatments such as a cornice can help further reduce unwanted air flow that brings cold air in or takes your warm out straight out.
Taking Window Treatments to the Next Level
Here’s How The Process Works
Enjoy the exciting parts of transforming your home while we handle the stressful stuff.
1. Initial Consultation
Schedule a visit to our showroom or talk with us on the phone. We’ll make sure we understand what you need to accomplish.
2. Designer Home Visit
We come to your home to experience your unique style first-hand and discover how your new design can express it.
3. Fabrication and Installation
Your designs are handcrafted by master seamstresses and installed by highly-trained, certified technicians.
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