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Energy Efficient Window Treatments for Summer

Window treatments should not only look stylish but also provide benefits that add value to your home and improve the quality of the time you spend indoors. Temperature is one of the most impactful aspects of a home, and not being able to maintain a consistent temperature inside of your home can result in frustration and discomfort. Energy efficient window treatments, like honeycomb cellular shades, can provide maximum benefit to your home while also giving you the freedom to style your windows with an array of beautiful fabric patterns and colors. At Exciting Windows, we love our collection of Hunter Douglas window treatments, including Duette® Honeycomb Shades. This month, we’re unpacking this fabulous collection and what makes it worthwhile if you’re on the market for new window treatments.

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades — Anchorage, Alaska (AK) energy efficient window treatments for summer

Excellent Temperature Control

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are fantastic when it comes to energy efficient window treatments. This unique window treatment features a honeycomb cell-shaped interior designed to trap air that might otherwise leak from your home’s interior to the outside. Windows can be responsible for up to 30% of energy losses, and Duette® works to keep your expensive heated and cooled energy inside where it matters. Duette® Honeycomb Shades also provide premium light control which keeps out excessive UV rays which can damage your furniture and lead to solar heat gain. With options for automation and adaptive lighting schedules, it’s easy to keep your home shielded from sunlight during the sunniest times of day to maintain an energy-efficient home.

Stylish Options

Whether you prefer mid-century, sleek and modern, chic, or minimalistic interior decor styles, the Duette® collection has something for everyone. Enjoy the appeal of crisp pleats that add depth and volume to your windows pair with an array of gorgeous fabrics. Choose from an array of colors, patterns, and textures offered by the exclusive Alustra® Collection of Hunter Douglas. This collection boasts fashion-inspired looks that add a special touch to your home without relying on trends that will fall out of style. On-trend colors and visually interesting patterns accent your windows with lasting quality and timely appeal.

Convenient Control

Your energy efficient window treatments should not only protect your home but make your life easier. Duette® Honeycomb Shades offer an array of convenient operation systems, including cordless LiteRise® and Top-Down/Bottom-Up control that lets you direct incoming lighting without compromising your sense of privacy. Cordless lift options make Duette® a great choice for homes with pets and children where safety is a top priority. You can even outfit your honeycomb shades with PowerView® Automation, which transforms your cellular shades into wireless technology. Adjust your windows from anywhere in your home from the comfort of your smartphone or by using voice control through your Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri products. Program custom lighting schedules for each room in your home, making it easy to maintain a lively home powered by natural light even when you’re away.


Ready to make the most of your home with energy efficient window treatments? Let our expert consultants help you find the perfect accent for your lovely home. Contact us or call us at (907) 349-6464 to schedule a free in-home consultation, or come visit us at our showroom in Anchorage, AK where you can experience these amazing honeycomb shades in action. We are locally owned and operated, always happy to service the nearby areas including Eagle River and Girdwood, Alaska.