Window Treatments Boost Energy Efficiency

Do you know how much energy you’re losing through your windows? The Department of Energy (DOE) reports that windows can account for up to 25% of your annual heating and cooling bill. In older homes, it may be as much as 40%. In the Baltimore area, we have many customers concerned about energy efficiency. Many factors contribute to energy loss at the window, including the quality of your windows, which direction they face, and how much direct sunlight you get. The right energy-efficient window treatment can certainly help lower your utility bill. Check out this video to learn more:

Honeycomb Shades are Best Energy Efficient Window Treatment

By far, honeycomb shades are the most energy-efficient window treatment that will minimize the amount of inside air that escapes out your window, cutting your energy bill. Hunter Douglas has taken honeycomb shades to a whole new level with its Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades. These shades have patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction with three air pockets that reduce air flow at the window. With the home’s carbon footprint considerably reduced, you save on heating and cooling costs. Even better, our selection of honeycomb shades is available in hundreds of fabrics, colors and textures. Cordless or motorized options available for enhanced convenience and safety.

How to Mount Window Treatments for Energy Efficiency

For greatest energy efficiency, have your window treatments installed as close to the window as possible. Inside mounting of your window shades traps air outside before it gets in your home, and provides an extra layer of insulation. If mounting your window treatment on the inside is not an option, adding drapery panels will add more insulation in the winter and keep the cold air out and the heat in.

Energy Efficient Window Treatments in Baltimore

Windo VanGo is the premier Hunter Douglas Gallery in the Baltimore, MD, area, 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!