The state of the world at the moment is not exactly what anyone had planned for their summer. Sure, we all wanted to spend more time with our families, but maybe not like this. Being inside during the summer months used to just be about escaping the heat. Now, it's about escaping a pandemic AND the heat. What a plot twist, am I right? Being stuck inside has, however, caused many of us to re-evaluate our homes. Our team at Advanced Window Fashions has been zooming about this all month, and we have come to the conclusion that if you are going to take stock in your home, you should definitely consider switching to Hunter Douglas’s Duette® Honeycomb Shades. These cellular shades are perfect for keeping your home as cool and frugal as possible during these uncertain times.
In the summer months, AC is your best friend and your greatest enemy. That bill coming in is beyond scary for most individuals. It is always higher than you expect, and yet, you can’t really avoid it. The only alternative is turning the AC off, and quickly sympathizing with a snow cone in the hot sun. Recently it was found that 50% of your home's energy is lost through your window treatments. Fifty percent! That’s so not cool. The greatest solution is to change up your window coverings to Duette® Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas. These cellular shades have honeycomb-style pockets within them, which insulates your home to prevent the loss of energy and cold air. Not only are the Duette® Honeycomb Shades available, but Hunter Douglas recently released the Duette Architella®, which are designed with double the number of honeycombs within the shades. This doubles the amount of air, creating a denser barrier between your home and the energy-zapping exterior. In the South Carolina heat, this is a more than welcome benefit. All of this insulation will keep the cool air circulating in your home, so you won’t need to turn the AC up or down. Honeycomb shades can also be customized to fit most windows and sliding glass doors, so you can cover all of your bases and greatly shrink that AC bill.
While we are all staying safe inside, we should be, at the bare minimum, comfortable. These are strange days, to say the least, but knowing that you are saving money and getting more out of your AC will hopefully bring you and your family some good days, too.
If you are looking for some serious temperature control from your shades, or if you have any other custom window covering needs like curtains, woven wood shades, blinds, or anything else, our team at Advanced Window Fashions has the solutions for you. We are located in Mount Pleasant, but happily serve Charleston, Isle of Palms, Kiawah, Sullivans, Seabrook, and John's Island, South Carolina. Contact us today or stop by our shop to learn more about our star quality window treatments for your home.