Hunter Douglas has maintained a continued commitment to making high-quality products that take the environment to heart. In 1985, They invented a revolutionary product called the Duette Honeycomb shades. They were highly energy-efficient and completely unique to the industry. This series was created in response to the energy crisis of the 1970s and are still available to this day.
Believe it or not, homeowners run the risk of losing as much as 50% of its heating or cooling through the windows! Hunter Douglas has taken your home’s energy into account, with three, very important ways.
1 INSULATED WINDOW SHADES
It’s a fact that heat is attracted to cold. In winter months, indoor heating escapes through windows, while in summertime, the outside heat seeps into your home through these same windows. Many Hunter Douglas window treatments help insulate homes. This helps reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and creating a more temperature controlled comfortable room.
2 SOLAR HEAT CONTROL
While the warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter, it can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable in the summer, not to mention driving up the costs to keep your space cool. Many Hunter Douglas products are designed to reduce the amount of solar heat that passes through the window, which is known as the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). The lower the SHGC, the more protected your home is from the sun’s heat. To enjoy the sun’s warmth, simply raise or open your window coverings.
Daylighting is when you light a room with natural light rather than electricity. With Hunter Douglas window coverings, you control how much natural light comes into your room. Our sheers and other select styles actually diffuse light. You can also direct incoming light where it’s needed most by tilting the louvers, slats, vanes, blinds and panels. When you draw the natural light into a room many of our window treatments reduce your energy needs for other types of lighting.
If you would like to become more energy efficient call Custom Blinds by Design at 780.998.4646.