Honeycomb shades are a functional and stylish way to dress up your home windows. Not only do they come in a wide array of fabrics, pleat sizes, colors and textures that can be customized to your home décor needs, they are also highly energy efficient.
How do honeycomb shades improve energy efficiency?
Windows are a source of heat gain/heat loss in your home. What this means is that on cold winter days, heated air can escape through your windows and cold winter air can find its way inside. On hot summer days, the sun can pass through the window and heat up your home and cool, air conditioned air can leak outside.
Fortunately, there are ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home and in turn, improve comfort and save money.
Honeycomb shades are one of the best ways to control solar heat gain in the summer. These shades help keep your home cool and comfortable. The pleated sheets help protect your home from sunlight, while still dressing up your windows with a beautiful fabric that can be custom designed to match the look and feel of your room. You’ll save on your energy bills, get the most out of your air conditioning unit, and improve home comfort in style.
The red in this photo shows energy loss through your windows. Glass allows heat to enter a building and it stops it from exiting. Sunlight that passes through a window and is absorbed and converted to heat is trapped inside the building because the glass will not allow it to leave. So, glass not only maintains poor insulation in terms of “R” value but actually works against you when you are trying to control solar heat gain in the summer to off-set air conditioning loads or just keeping a building cool and comfortable.