Energy Saving Blinds and Shades
Installing energy efficient blinds & shades is a great way to save money while enhancing the privacy and aesthetic appeal of your home or office. Choosing the right energy savings window treatment decreases heat gain in the summertime and heat loss during winter months.
The U.S. Department of Energy advises that interior window blinds with highly reflective surfaces can reduce heat gain up to 45%. Likewise, window blinds with adjustable slats let you obstruct or reflect incoming light for maximum energy efficiency. Redirecting sunrays onto a light-colored ceiling results in effective light diffusion without excessive glare or heat.
Double Cell Shades are arguably the most energy efficient window shade. Their double “honeycomb” cell design creates two layers of air pocket protection against the outside elements. Consider Shades Shutters Blinds’ Blackout Double Cell Shades, which feature a specially-designed blackout material.
Roller and Solar Shades also provide increased energy savings. Blackout Roller Shades block nearly all harmful UV rays and helps to insulate the window with its single piece of fabric construction. Solar Shades (especially those with low opening percentages) can block up to 99% of light and outside elements.