An energy-efficient home is good for mother nature and your budget. Being eco-conscious is especially important in cities like Chicago, where many people use natural resources. The good news is that it’s easy to reduce energy usage by doing a few things. Let’s discuss simple (and stylish) ways to create an energy-efficient home with cellular shades.
What’s So Special About Cellular Shades?
Insulation at the window usually involves unsightly weather stripping or plastic. Those methods are effective, but the energy savings may not be worth the complete sacrifice of aesthetic value. Cellular shades have two layers of fabric, creating an innovative interior that resembles a honeycomb.
Hundreds of cells trap air between the layers, producing exceptional insulation from window shades you’ll love looking at. These shades get bonus points for also reducing street noise!
Cellular Shades vs. Energy-Efficient Curtains
Heat-blocking curtains have been around for a long time, and we won’t deny that they’re effective at helping control your home’s temperature. Unfortunately, curtains are not nearly as versatile as cellular shades. When you use curtains, you have two options - open and closed. Variable light control does not exist in the world of energy-efficient curtains.
Cellular shades also come out on top when working with varying decor styles. Small windows, expansive windows, skylights, and bay windows; cellular shades are custom-made to fit perfectly into any window. Cellular shades also come in various pleat sizes, so they look outstanding on any size window. If you have windows over radiators, cellular shades will keep your home comfortable without risking a fire.
Putting Your Cellular Shades to Work
Turning your thermostat down a few degrees is one of the most recommended ways to use less energy. With cellular shades at your back, you can adjust your thermostat, knowing your home won’t become uncomfortable. Stay cool in the spring and summer and toasty in the fall and winter while having a more energy-efficient home.
Experts also suggest switching your light bulbs to LEDs because they use significantly less energy than luminescent bulbs. However, natural light is always the best route, and cellular shades have your back again. Cellular shades gently diffuse light to give your home a gentle glow even when closed. When the weather is pleasant, and you want to enjoy the most sunlight, top-down/bottom-up cellular shades light up a room without eliminating your privacy.
2023 Federal Tax Credit
Save more in 2023 when you purchase Hunter Douglas Duette® Cellular Shades! You can earn up to a maximum annual amount of $1,200 with your purchase. Learn more about this tax credit when you book an in-home consultation with one of the experts or visit one of our locations today!
Explore Cellular Shades in Chicago
Let the experts at JC Licht help you create a more energy-efficient home with spectacular cellular shades. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!