Create an Energy-Efficient Home

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

With winter in full swing, many people are eager to save as much money as they can through energy-efficient choices. At Windo VanGo here in Baltimore, we’d be more than happy to help because we know that one of the best ways to improve a home’s energy efficiency is at the window. Below, we’ve got a few tips for how to help ensure that your home is as insulated as it can be. Read on to learn more!

Five Tips to Improve Your Window’s Energy-Efficiency

Many people aren’t aware that up to 50 percent of a home’s heating and cooling costs can be lost through the window. Here are some steps you can take to prevent outside air from entering and inside air from escaping.

  1. Especially during the cold of winter, be sure to weather-strip your windows and doors
  2. Use caulk around your basement windows and your storm windows
  3. Always lock your windows so you know they’re as tightly closed as possible
  4. This winter, if it’s sunny out, keep your window treatments open to catch the sun’s natural heat in the room. And be sure to close them at night so the heat doesn’t escape
  5. By the same token, keep your window treatments closed during the hot summer days to help keep those hot rays out

Energy-Efficient Hunter Douglas Products

Honeycomb shades (also called cellular blinds or shades) are one of the most energy-efficient products out there. When the shade is lowered, you can actually feel the cold or hot air disappear, because as hot or cold air passes through the material, it is trapped in the honeycomb-shaped cells. Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades are great at insulating windows, and Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, with their honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design are the best. You could also look at Solera® Soft Shades, which combine a soft sculptured look with a unique cellular construction. The layered fabric does the job when it comes to insulating your room from the heat and cold. Or look to Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades, which combine the look of a roller shade with the energy efficiency of a cellular shade.

Improving Energy Efficiency in Baltimore

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville. Serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel. Contact us today for a design consultation!