As outdoor temperatures begin to fall, rising heating costs come to mind for many homeowners, making it the perfect time of year to discuss energy efficiency. Duette Honeycomb shades help customers save energy and money in three ways: insulation, solar heat control and daylighting. Leveraging the energy saving principles below in your next sales consultation is as easy as one, two, three!
- Insulation – An insulating window covering works in both winter and summer to reduce heat transfer through the window. In winter, the window coverings slows heat transfer out of the window, keeping more warmth inside. In summer, it slows heat transfer into the home, reducing the need for cooling.Did you know that Hunter Douglas Duette Architella fabrics have the highest insulating ratings?
- Solar Heat Control – A big part of solar heat control is reflecting the incoming sunlight back out the window; white or light coloured street side colour is preferred, darker colours tend to absorb solar energy.Did you know all Duette honeycomb shade fabrics feature white street side colour on all fabrics, with the exception of the sheer fabrics?
- Daylighting – an energy related function of window coverings is to diffuse incoming sunlight to soften it and bring it deeper into the room.Did you know daylighting improves even more for light filtering Duette shades in white or off white colours. White an off white colours are selected 60% of the time when purchasing Duette cellular shades.In addition to reducing glare and improving visual comfort, daylighting can often save energy by reducing the need for electrical lighting. The Top Down / Bottom up feature will also dramatically improve daylighting characteristics. However, the Duette sheer fabrics will have the highest rating for daylighting amongst all fabrics.
The Duette Energy Efficiency Story is a wonderful story to tell and this is the perfect time of year to tell it!