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Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Avoid Loss of Energy at the Window

Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home's heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows.

Here at BrightLine Custom Blinds, many of our window covering 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 when desired, simply raise or open the window fashion and invite it in.

Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Keep Your Home Warmer in the Winter and Cooler in the Summer

To maximize energy savings at the window, we recommend Duette® Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas. Hunter Douglas invented the highly energy-efficient Duette® Honeycomb Shades in 1985, in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s.

In 2006, they created the Duette Architella® honeycomb fabric, which features a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design for even greater energy efficiency.

Hunter Douglas' latest innovation is the Duette Architella® Trielle™ honeycomb fabric, which adds another layer, creating 5 insulating air pockets inside the shade. Learn more about Duette® Honeycomb Shades.

Energy Efficient Window Treatments

5 Tips for Saving Energy at the Window

  1. Ensure your windows and doors are properly weather-stripped.
  2. Caulk around basement and storm windows.
  3. When heating or cooling, keep windows locked.
  4. Open your window coverings during sunny winter days to catch free solar heat then close them at night to keep that heat in.
  5. Close your window coverings during summer days to keep the heat out.

The Honeycomb Energy Efficiency Story

Hunter Douglas is the industry leader in making a big energy savings difference at the window.

How Energy Conservation Works

Energy efficient window treatments help conserve at the window in many important ways:

Insulation

Insulation

In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.

Solar Heat Control

Solar Heat Control

The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter to help heat your home, but in the summer, it can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable—driving up air conditioning costs. Many Hunter Douglas window treatments help to control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.

Daylighting

Daylighting

Daylighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light. By drawing natural light into a room many of our window treatments reduce the need for other types of lighting, thereby reducing your energy use.

We are your local Hunter Douglas Dealer in the Des Moines area

BrightLine Custom Blinds offers a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including sheers and shadings, honeycomb shades, shutters, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, roller shades, and woven wood shades.

We serve all the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities including Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Waukee. Please contact us, and let us know how we can help you.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

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Autumn Weather in Des Moines

Autumn Weather in Des Moines

Here in Des Moines, we know winter weather too well. Thankfully there's a sweet spot right before the snow falls that many Iowanians live for. The weather this Autumn in Des Moines is set to be nice and warm, with just a small hint of rain. Perfect weather for traveling around the great state of Iowa, especially here in Des Moines.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

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Good Windows Can Help with Good Health

Good Windows Can Help with Good Health

With Summer weather in full swing, some of the not so “fun in the sun” dangers of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays are back in the forefronts of our minds. If we haven’t gotten ahead of them, pollen and dust are ruining some perfect summer days for some. We can adjust to just about anything our weather springs on us. Staying in good health no matter what is going on outside is just a matter of adjusting to our environment.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

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What is a Blackout Shade?

What is a Blackout Shade?

Sometimes a good night's rest is hard to come by. Especially when it's the weekend and the only thing you want to do is sleep in, but the sun comes up, and soon enough, your room is lit up, and you're wide awake. Thankfully there are always advancements in home comfort that can help with minor problems such as this... the blackout shade! Now, sure most of us have known people who have them or even had one/some at one point; but do you know all the uses and benefits of having a blackout shade installed in rooms throughout your home?

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