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We certainly experience a swing of temperatures here in the Minneapolis St Paul area. It’s no surprise that you’d find yourself searching for energy saving window treatments. After all, you could be losing up to 40% energy out of your windows. Find out more about our award-winning insulating shades.
To maintain warmth in the winter–and cool in the summer–you’ll need the right thermal window coverings. But, don’t feel like you have to stick with just one option. We have innovative features to offer you a range of function, no matter the season. Check out the latest addition to our energy saving collection with woven woods. Or, simply scroll down to find your favorites.
The Science Behind Energy Efficient Window Treatments
We definitely need solutions for energy savings in the Minneapolis-St Paul area. With the knowledge that homes could be experiencing up to 40% energy loss at the window, we also have to consider how that affects the comfort of our homes and finances year-round. In the winter, drafty windows contribute to the chill we feel in our homes. But, it’s not always “leaky” windows that cause a draft. The cold air moving outside, against the glass, actually influences the interior air on the warm side of the glass. Air is always moving–even if you can’t feel it. This is one of the reasons we refer to energy efficient window treatments as the insulation of the window. They create a barrier between those two different temperatures, protecting your interior temperatures.
In the summer, the glass of your windows can act as a magnifying glass. The sunlight that passes through that glass feels hot. That sunlight is concentrated–which is why it can feel ridiculously hot in your home, even when it’s chilly outside. It’s a nice feeling on a frigid spring morning. Not so much by the afternoon of a hot July day. The right fabrics can block that sunlight at the window.
Cellular shades can be vital to energy savings in your home. Those “cells” function to create a barrier on both sides of the temperature difference, trapping air and insulating your space against fluctuations in temperature, whether hot or cold. Our Duette® Honeycomb Shades are an industry leader in energy efficient design, along with the similar product collection of Applause® Honeycomb Shades. In recent years, we’ve added the Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades collection–an innovative cellular shade that insulates, while also capable of rolling up and out of the way.