window treatments and energy efficiency

There are new savings this year with the Federal Tax Credit and Hunter Douglas Energy Smart Style Event, some might wonder how window treatments affect energy efficiency. Window treatments can help with energy efficiency, as windows allow more heat and cold air to enter your home than walls and ceilings. 

According to the Department of Energy, energy-efficient windows are essential for both new and existing homes. Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use. 

Another Layer of Insulation 

Window treatments help by providing another layer of insulation for your home. During the winter, an energy-efficient window treatment can prevent heat from escaping and keep your room warmer. As the sun warms things up, you can open your window treatments to help warm up your home. Closing the insulated window treatments at night will help keep in warm air. 

Block out Heat 

During the summer, insulated windows will help keep cold air in and block out the heat from the summer sun. During those hot summer days closing your window treatments will prevent the sun’s harsh rays from heating your home and help your A/C not to work as hard. 

Use Daylight to your Advantage 

You can reduce the need for electrical light and reduce energy use by having window treatments that maximize the natural light in a room. Using natural light can also help boost your mood. 

Hunter Douglas has ensured the energy efficiency goes hand in hand with window treatments. Hunter Douglas products help you live more efficiently and have the best options when it comes to energy efficiency. 

Our design team would love to help you pick out window treatments to help with energy efficiency! We are here to help you pick the best energy-efficient window treatments for your home based on your specific needs and preferences. Schedule a free virtual design consultation with us today.