Cellular Shades Offer New View On Energy Savings
want to reduce their energy costs
may have it made in the shade.
Experts say that space heating
and cooling is typically the largest
electricity expense for a home-
owner. Whether it’s the hottest
month of the summer or the cold-
est month of the winter, home-
owners spend a considerable
amount of money each month pay-
ing for electricity.
Fortunately, reducing your
energy bill may be as simple as Experts say reducing your energy
installing new window coverings. costs may be as simple as
Some say cellular shades, in par- installing new window coverings
ticular, can substantially cut such as the Levolor custom cellu-
energy costs. Following are some lar shades shown above.
tips from Levolor Window Fash- your cell size should be. Larger
ions about what to look for when cells have more static air and act
choosing cellular shades that will as a better barrier for energy
help cut heating and cooling costs: efficiency.
• Choose your shades carefully. • Learn the R-value of your
Cellular shades add insulation blinds and shades. Ask a salesper-
and can increase the total R-value son about specific fabric R-values.
of a window—the term used to Levolor custom cellular shades are
measure a window’s resistance to said to have a high R-value rating
airflow. The higher the R-value, on multiple cellular shade fabrics.
the more effective the window is In addition to the great insula-
at reducing cooling and heating tion features of cellular shades,
costs for the entire window unit, these shades also come in numer-
including the frame. ous patterns, colors, operations or
• Levolor cellular shades come functions to meet everyone’s home
in single- or double-celled shades. décor needs.
The more cells you have, the bet- For example, Levolor Window
ter your insulation and ability to Fashions recently launched an
block glare. The honeycomb pock- updated line of custom cellular
ets of the shades trap air within shades with even more colors and
them and thus increase a win- patterns for homeowners.
dow’s R-value. For more information, visit Lev-
• Think about size. The big- olor’s Web site at www.Levolor.com
ger your window is, the larger or call 800.538.6567.