There are many ways to keep your home well insulated. Proper fitting window treatments are one of the best ways to keep your windows well insulated. Window treatments can reduce energy loss through your windows.  The results are lower heating and cooling bills and better comfort in your home year-round.  According to energy.gov, approximately 30% of a homes heating system is lost through windows.  Also, in the summer, approximately 76% of sunlight that enters through a double pane window enters the home as heat. Cellular shades continue to be one of the top insulating window treatments for the home and office.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are rated as one of the top energy efficient window coverings.  They have one or two layers of cell pockets that look like honeycombs, which trap air.  Insulated cellular shade have the highest R values of all window coverings.   The most effective of this type is the top down bottom up shade.  This will allow you the most control to allow light into the home.  Cellular shades are a great option if you are looking for significant energy savings from window coverings.

Cellular shades come in a variety of cell sizes ranging from 3/8” to ¾”.  The smaller the size cells look nicer in smaller windows.  They can also accommodate a window with a narrower width, that a large cell would not be able to fit into.  This size cellular shade will look nice in a bathroom or kitchen window.  Midsize cell sizes of ½” and 9/16” are the most popular sizes and work well in most windows.  Here you will find the largest variety of lift options such as cordless and top down bottom up, as well as light filtering options like blackout.   The larger sizes ¾” work well in very large windows.  This size cellular blind works with designs

Overall, if you are looking for a modern style window treatment, as well as one that will provide great energy savings, cellular shades are a great option. They are extremely energy efficient. In addition, cellular shades come in many styles and colors and are sleek and fit well into many home and office decors.