Updated: Jan 19, 2022
The Best Cellular Shades for Energy Efficiency
Living in the Lowcountry, it's not often that we see snow in winter. However, throughout the year, we do see our fair share of freezing nights and triple digit days. Hunter Douglas window treatments - specifically cellular shades - help keep you comfortable and your energy bill lower when the temperatures fluctuate.
How Energy-Efficient Window Shades Work
In the winter, cellular shades are energy efficient because they keep more warm air inside your house. They create a layer of insulation at the window, which helps to prevent heat loss. And, less heat loss means that your heating system won't need to run as often. Conversely, the right insulating window shades can drastically prevent the Lowcountry heat from entering in summer. As a result, you reduce cooling energy loss and stay comfortable all year long.
Insulating Cellular Shades
The most insulating window shades on the market are cellular shades. They're available in a variety of styles, from traditional honeycomb to cellular shades that combine the look of Roman shades or roller shades. Here are the three cellular shade products from Hunter Douglas for energy efficiency and savings.
The Original Cellular Shades: Duette® Honeycomb Shades
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the original cellular shades. They are an innovative window treatment that looks beautiful and insulates your home all year round. Their unique honeycomb construction is specially engineered to provide energy efficiency in both warm and cold climates by trapping air in distinct pockets for an extra layer of insulation at the window.
Decorate every kind of window you have — even tricky skylights and unusually shaped panes— with Duette®. With a large selection of fabrics and colors to choose from, our signature honeycomb shades are one of our most versatile options and beautify every kind of interior.
For even better insulation, you could opt for a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction found in Duette® Architella® shades. This dual honeycomb design has more layers of fabric and insulating air pockets, which makes it even more energy efficient than the single honeycomb construction.
Insulated Roman Shades: Solera® Soft Shades
Solera® Soft Shades combine the energy efficiency of cellular shades with the timeless beauty of Roman shades. They feature soft folds in their cells that create air-trapping pockets for increased insulation. Available in gorgeous woven and nonwoven fabrics, colors, patterns and textures (in both light-filtering and room-darkening opacities), these shades will provide beauty without sacrificing function.
Insulating Your Home with Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades
With Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades, you get the clean lines and simplicity of a roller shade with the energy efficiency a cellular shade. Crafted from two layers of fabric, their cleverly curved shape gently softens the light for a beautiful glow while providing insulation at the window. Choose from four fabric collections in 48 trend-setting colors, ranging from versatile neutrals to vibrant hues in two opacities.
Find the Right Hunter Douglas Window Treatment for Your Home
From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our Hunter Douglas specialist can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Schedule your in-home appointment today.