Energy Efficiency

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 Peninsula Window Coverings, 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.

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.

 

Three Ways to Save Energy

Installing Hunter Douglas window fashions in your home can reduce heating, cooling, and lighting energy needs in three significant ways:

  • Reduce heat flow (heat loss and heat gain) through the windows.
  • Control solar heat (heat energy from the sun) by allowing it in winter but reducing it in summer.
  • Enhance daylighting (the use of natural light) by diffusing and dispersing sunlight deep into a room.

 

Energy Efficieny 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.

 

Energy Efficiency 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 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.

Energy Efficiency Day LightingDaylighting

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.

 

Additional Rewards

When you choose Hunter Douglas for your windows, you’re doing more than saving energy resources and money. You’re also enhancing the look of your home with remarkable beauty and style at the window. And by installing the most respected and sought-after brand, you’re increasing the resale value of your home, as well. Isn’t it nice when doing the right thing provides so many rewards?

Call today, to learn which Hunter Douglas products are best for your individual needs, and how the climate in your region of the country impacts your choice of window coverings.

Peninsula Window Coverings:  1-231-223-7610 OR  1-800-429-0744