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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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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Sonnette Room Darkening Shades

Sonnette Room Darkening Shades

Do you have a transom window that lets in a little too much light? These room darkening Sonnettes were the perfect solution to complement the existing wood blinds in this master bedroom. They hold back the sunlight for some extra Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

What's the best way to clean blinds?

What's the best way to clean blinds?

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means don't you?  It's that time of the year most of us love to hate, and it's fastly approaching, it's spring cleaning time! Of course, you clean up here and there throughout the year, but now that the new year has been rung in, it's time to get into all those hard to reach and easy to forget about spots and make everything shine like new again. Something that collects dust continually that we often tend to overlook are window blinds! You might even have them in odd spots throughout your house, like a spare room you're not always in or possibly even a bathroom window. Wherever they are, here you will find the best way to clean them and have them looking good as new.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

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Pirouette Window Shadings

Pirouette Window Shadings

Bold Design with Beautiful Light Control

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