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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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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Things to Do in Des Moines This Summer

Things to Do in Des Moines This Summer

Summer is almost here, and that means it's time to start planning for some fun! Des Moines, Iowa has a ton of events and fun things going on all summer long. Maybe you're looking for a new place to take the family, or you've recently moved here and aren't quite familiar with the area just yet. Here you will find a few of the top things to do in Des Moines this summer!

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Pirouette Blinds & Shades

Pirouette Blinds & Shades

Adding outside mount Pirouettes helped create consistency and transform this space, with a simple change.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

How Should I Budget For Home Window Treatments?

How Should I Budget For Home Window Treatments?

It's smart to create a budget for yourself when it comes to home improvements. Whether it be a large project or a small renovation, it's important to stay within your financial means. If you're thinking of buying a home, just bought one, or plan on fixing your current home up then you more than likely already have one of these budgets set up. Some parts of home renovation have different steps and require a bit more attention to detail, so you don't wind up spending more money later and throw yourself entirely out of the budget. A significant example of that kind of renovation is home window treatments.

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