How to Save on Your Electric Bill: Best Blinds for Insulation

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Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades, best blinds for insulation near Chicago, Illinois

An uncomfortably warm or cold room can ruin a relaxing evening or a good night’s sleep. Here’s the good news: your window treatments can prevent heating and cooling loss right at the source! Consider adding blinds designed to improve insulation and help you save on your energy bill.

Proper window treatments can slow the heat transfer rate through your windows, effectively adding a layer of insulation to one of the most vulnerable parts of your home.

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades, best blinds for insulation near Chicago, Illinois

Cellular Shades

As much as 30% of your home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through the windows. Even with the most advanced insulation solutions, ignoring your window treatments will cost you money in the long run. Cellular or honeycomb shades are specifically designed to help you save on your electric bill.

Honeycomb-shaped pockets built into the shade trap air and create an insulating barrier, resulting in less warm air leaking out in the winter and cool air escaping in the summer. For ultimate insulation, opt for a dual cellular shade. The honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design amplifies the shade’s insulating capacity.

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Roller Shades & Drapery

Made of thick fabrics and measured to cover your entire window, roller shades and drapery provide excellent insulating benefits.

We carry a unique operating system called Duolite®. Duolite® offers roller shades the one-of-a-kind double-fabric combination of a light-filtering sheer and a room-darkening opaque liner in a single roller shade. The double layer of fabric creates an air pocket similar to honeycomb shades that provide excellent temperature regulation. While your roller shades have little to lighting gaps where heat may escape, adding drapery offers extra protection and frames your window beautifully.

Hunter Douglas Custom Drapery, best blinds for insulation near Chicago, Illinois

Automation

In addition to the style of blinds you choose, how you use them is also a contributing factor to improving your home’s insulation. Add automation to your window treatments to let your smart home system do the work for you. In winter, program your shades to open during the day to allow heat from the sun to warm your space. Automatically close your shades to limit heat loss when the sun goes down. Now there’s light and privacy control as easy as touching a button on your smartphone or remote.

Trust the JC Licht Team

With so many window treatment options to help you save on your energy bill, you may not know where to start! Our expert team members at JC Licht are here to help you, from your free consultation to installation. Beyond blinds for insulation, we offer the full line of Hunter Douglas custom window treatments including shades, sheers, shutters, drapery, and more. We're also proud to offer Benjamin Moore paint. After all, you can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of roman shades, cellular shades, and Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!


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