Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficient Window CoveringsKeep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Some quick tips for saving energy at the window

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

At AZ Discount Shutters, we carry the full line of Hunter-Douglas products.  Hunter-Douglas is an industry leader in making a big energy savings difference at the window. In 1985, they invented the highly energy-efficient Duette® honeycomb shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. One of their latest innovations is the Duette Architella® honeycomb shades featuring a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design for even greater energy efficiency. Today, they continue to think about the impact all of their window fashions can make. Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows.

Hunter Douglas products help conserve energy at the window in these three important ways:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 fashions help to control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.
  3. 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.