14 Jan A Pioneer in the World of Energy Efficiency – Hunter Douglas
It’s a simple scientific fact: heat moves towards cold. In winter months, it’s drawn to the cold glass of windows to escape a home. It is calculated that heat lost this way accounts for 10 to 25 percent of heating bills. The nation’s leading manufacturer of custom window fashions, Hunter Douglas, is a pioneer in energy efficiency at the window.
The Energy-Efficiency Pioneer
In 1985 Hunter Douglas created the first highly energy-efficient, yet fashionable nationally branded window fashions – Duette® honeycomb shades – made with soft, durable fabrics pleated into hexagonal cells that offer an added layer of insulation at the window. The honeycomb shade soon became the most significant new window fashion to be introduced into the North American market in decades.
Honeycomb shades are available in single, double and triple honeycomb layers and a wide array of fabric and hardware options. Honeycomb shades with three layers of honeycomb cells have a very high insulating R-value (resistance to heat flow) of 4.8, more than doubling the energy efficiency of a double-glazed window and nearly quadrupling the efficiency of a single pane of glass. They are one of the most energy-efficient window fashions on the market.
For more information, contact Premier Shutters and Blinds at 1-800-692-2125.