How Window Treatments Help Energy Efficiency
Studies suggest that you can lose as much as 50% of your home’s heating and cooling energy through your windows. All Hunter Douglas window fashions provide window insulation, offering your home increased protection against heat loss during the winter, and minimizing the sun’s heat during the summer. Some products have higher energy efficiency ratings than others.
Tax Rebates for Energy Efficient Window Shades
With honeycomb shades such as Duette Architella from Hunter Douglas, you can enjoy style, function, and a tax rebate from Uncle Sam! Federal tax credits for energy efficient home improvements have been reinstated, and are retroactive for purchases made in 2012, as well as those that will be done in 2013.
Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Shades
The Duette Achitella Honeycomb Shade Collection is a unique window treatment that brings you the industry’s highest level of efficiency. These classic and beautiful honeycomb shades take nature’s most perfect shape, the honeycomb, and double it to create an amazingly fashionable and energy-efficient shade. The Duette shade uses three distinct air pockets to trap cold air in the winter and heat from the sun in the summer to you pay less on your energy bill. Duette Achitella shades can be custom made to fit a variety of window shapes angles, arches, skylights and cut-outs. You can also select from a variety of child-safe lifting options, ranging from cordless manual mechanisms to motorized solutions that operate your shades with the touch of a button.
Hunter Douglas LiteRise Trim Kit
This innovative installation feature is attached to a window frame to form an insulating barrier by sealing the gap between the shade and the window frame. Drafts are reduced, and energy efficiency is improved. The kit works with inside mounted LiteRise lifting systems, as well as the Top-Down/Bottom-Up Duolite option. The cost of the LiteRise TrimKit is eligible for the tax rebate program when used with certain Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades.
Window Treatments Qualifying for the Tax Credit
The tax credit is based on the energy-efficiency rates of window treatment products. While most all Hunter Douglas window coverings have some energy-saving benefits, some have a higher rating than others. At Window Products, we offer a wide range of energy efficient window treatments and installation options that will help you qualify for the tax rebates. Contact us for more details.