Austin, Texas November 20, 2005 - Experts are predicting home energy costs to rise by 70% or more this winter season. With the rising cost of heating oil, conserving energy is now more important than ever. According to research conducted by Hunter Douglas, a leader in the window covering industry, covering a window with even the least expensive of window coverings can reduce heat loss by nearly double! Heat naturally moves towards cold surfaces, such as glass windows in the winter, causing almost 40% of all heat inside a home to unnecessarily escape.
YourBlinds.com provides a money saving solution for rectangular windows in the home! Cellular shades, which are also referred to as honeycomb shades, are the best source to reduce your energy cost this winter. These energy efficient window coverings actually trap the cold air, decreasing the intensity of the temperature as it enters the room, helping to minimize the amount of heat that is drawn toward your windows. Keeping this in mind it is imperative to understand the importance of heat efficiency this winter. By preventing heat from escaping and keeping the cold air outside, these window treatments can help lower your utility bill.
There is no better time to learn about Hunter Douglas’ energy efficient window fashions than now with the winter season rapidly approaching. From a side angle the cellular construction of the window coverings is similar in appearance to a six-sided honeycomb. This construction is what traps air in each cell. The trapped air acts as an insulator to limit the amount of warm air that leaves the home and acts as a buffer to prevent cold air from entering. Cellular shades are available in single and double cell construction. The greater the number of cells, the more energy efficient they will be.
Currently there are two options for customers when choosing energy-efficient vertical blinds. Option one is the Vertiglide Vertical Cellular Blinds by Hunter Douglas, a great option for sliding patio doors and other large window areas. Vertiglide blinds are cellular shades turned 90 degrees that move perpendicular to the floor. Option two is a Cellular Vertical Blind, Harmony, by Comfortex. This blind is less expensive but still an energy efficient vertical option. Different from the traditional one-dimensional vertical blind, each vane of the Harmony is eye-shaped in construction with an open pocket. The middle of each vane causes air to be trapped, acting as an insulator for your patio doors and other large windows. Comfortex testing has shown these vertical blinds to be 20% more energy efficient than their traditional counterparts.
YourBlinds offers a full-service option complete with Design Professionals for customers who are unsure of how or where to begin. We help maximize your investment and produce customer satisfaction through our online window blind and window treatment consultants. Our Window Consultants can help narrow your choices of which shades, blinds, window blinds, window treatments and window shades to use. Shopping for custom blinds at YourBlinds.com is easy and secure with our world-class e-commerce system and 128 bit encryption to ensure a secure checkout process. Your privacy is safe with us as we look to build your trust and satisfaction for the long-term.
Some window covering manufacturers prohibit the sale of their proprietary products over the internet, citing the pitfalls of purchasing and installing these complex products by non-professionals. With their Full Service offering, YourBlinds is able to offer their customers these popular products which are not available over the Internet.
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