ABC’s of Austin Window Fashions: E is for Energy Efficient

Increase the energy efficiency of your home with select shades from Hunter Douglas

It was a cold day, cloudy and damp.

Ann wasn’t sure why she was out in the weather instead of cuddled in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. But there she was, a sense of dread making her uneasy.

She walked slowly and found herself slowing ever more as she turned down her street and made her way to her house. She crossed the driveway, approached the front door with her key ready, inserted the key into the lock and turned it.

As she swung open the door, two things captured her attention immediately. One was her beautiful, floor-to-ceiling windows in her living room. Ann couldn’t imagine living without them when the house was being designed. Second was the cold draft that hit her in the face. It was safe to say that her house was as cold inside as it was outside. Those beautiful windows came with a price – catastrophic heat loss in the winter and blistering temperatures in the summer.

All the heat was escaping through those huge, gorgeous windows and it was time to do something about it. Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. 

In 1985, Hunter Douglas responded to the energy crisis of the late 1970s with the invention of the highly energy efficient Duette honeycomb shades. The unique cellular shade design that traps air in distinct pockets to help keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. At Austin Window Fashions, they come in great options such as Top Down / Bottom Up and PowerRise as well as a beautiful assortment of colors and textures. 

And if the ideas of saving energy and looking forward to a warm home aren’t enough incentive for you, then consider the fact that Austin Window Fashions is running the Energy Smart Style promotion now through April 25th.  The promotion offers rebates on energy efficient styles as well as free upgrade offers.

Learn a lesson from Ann’s dread and visit Austin Window Fashions’ showroom today to discover the best option for you window-covering-energy-efficiency needs. You can also check out AWF’s Energy Efficiency board on Pinterest.