Whether it’s cost efficiency for your business or money-saving energy conservation at home, believe it or not, shades make money for you if you select the right ones and use them correctly. So, though it may seem counterintuitive to think about getting new window treatments as a cost saving step, in the long run, shades can save you money in multiple ways.
Up to 30% of a home or commercial property’s energy is lost through windows and/or glass doors. This point of structural weakness causes energy consumption to rise as an inhabitant increases the heating or AC to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. And this is a problem for structures year-round as heat sneaks in during the summer and escapes in the winter; both resulting in costly increases in your home or business's energy use.
Cellular honeycomb shades are extremely energy efficient because their cellular design traps air and insulates windows and doors preventing energy transfer. These shades make money by helping to control indoor temperatures, a savings translated to real world dollars on heating and/or cooling bills every month. Duette® Honeycomb Shades by Hunter Douglas are industry leaders in energy efficiency, and they are also light-blocking and sound absorbing making them particularly desirable for rooms (like bedrooms or offices) where sound and energy control are important features for creating an ideal indoor environment. Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in horizontal or vertical applications suitable for windows or doors with a range of colors and finishes to choose from.
It’s not just about the type of window treatment used, sometimes shades make money because they’re operated more efficiently. That’s why motorization options are so popular for clients looking to create a more proficient system; they make properly using window treatments convenient, controlled, and much more time efficient. After all, if you take just 2 minutes in the morning to open blinds, 2 minutes in the afternoon to adjust blinds, and 2 minutes in the evening to close blinds that adds up to nearly a full work week worth of time over a year that is wasted completing a mundane chore.
PowerView® Automation works with almost all types of window treatments including shades, blinds, and shutters. In addition to the convenience of a remote control or wall unit, PowerView® Automation can be controlled through an app or integrated into a smart-home system. It even has programmable scheduling options that can be preset to align with the sun’s rotation in your specific location to maximize efficiency throughout the day; whether that means automatically opening to harness the solar heat of sunlight on a chilly winter morning or closing to block the damaging rays of the afternoon sun on a blistering summer day. Automation works year-round helping your shades make money by ensuring optimal use.
While many types of window treatment can help you save money, some types can actually improve the monetary value of your property. Hardwood shutters that are professionally installed can increase the property value as they are considered a permanent upgrade to the home’s interior. Heritance® Hardwood Shutters by Hunter Douglas are top-of-the-line hardwood plantation shutters that add monetary and aesthetic value to your home with their traditional design and durable construction.
Contact Curtain Time today to talk with one of their design experts about the money saving benefits of upgrading window treatments in your home or business. Let your shades make money while you focus on more important things. Curtain Time is located near Stoneham, Massachusetts, and serves all of Boston, Weston, Winchester, Wakefield, Melrose, Lexington, Lynnfield, Lincoln, North Andover, Medford, Redding, Wilmington, Burlington, Woburn, Wellesley, Newton, Sommerville, and Stoneham, MA.