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energy saving window shades cincinnati ohioThis thermographic photo shows where the heat is escaping from this home in the winter- through the windows!

Window Treatments for Energy Efficient

Did you know that up to 50% of your home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through your windows? Check out this thermographic photo of this home in winter. You can easily see all the heat escaping through the windows shown in red. Of course in Ohio, we have the opposite problem in summer- we want to keep the cool in, and window coverings are just as important for that too!

Hunter Douglas has always prided themselves on being an industry leader in making a big energy savings difference at the window.  In 1985, they invented the highly energy-efficient Duette® honeycomb shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. Today, they continue to think about the impact all of their window fashions can make. Without window treatments for energy efficiency, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows.

Hunter Douglas products help conserve energy at the window in these three important ways:


In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.

Solar Heat Control

The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter to help heat your home, but in the summer, it can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable—driving up air conditioning costs. Many Hunter Douglas window fashions help to control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.


Daylighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light.

By drawing natural light into a room many of our window treatments reduce the need for other types of lighting, thereby reducing your energy use.

We asked Window Accents Consultant, Kim Lyon, how she helps customers who come in looking for ways to make their home or business more energy efficient:

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

“When a client comes into the showroom seeking to improve energy efficiency, I ask several questions.  It is important for me to understand which direction the windows face, how and when the family uses the room, and the function that is required from their window treatment. An assessment of this information is essential to choosing the best product.  Going forward, automation will  be more of a mainstream consideration because of the ability to schedule movement of shades depending on the seasons.”

So if you’re looking for ways to save on your energy bills year round, call or visit Window Accents and we’ll show how the right window coverings can really help your home be more energy efficient.

This thermographic photo shows the difference good window coverings can make in winter. The window on the left has no window covering on it and you can see all the heat escaping shown by the warm red colors. The window on the right is covered with a Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb shade and you can see that it is helping retain the homes heat and appears much cooler with green  color showing. And in the summer, it will keep the cool air in too.

Whether you need residential or commercial window treatments, Window Accents can help you choose the right solution, style to meet your needs. Give us a call today and mention your interest in window treatments for energy efficient home and we’ll get you started on the right path. 513-398-5798