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Honeycomb cellular shades can be a great window shade that is both aestheically pleasing and conserves energy during both winter and summer. Window blinds do make a difference. Blind Chalet has created an energy calculator to give customers an idea of the savings your home could receive based on your square footage.

Some of the most efficient window blinds are double cell honeycomb cellular shades or a fusion roman shade which is a combination cell shade and roman shade. It is important to know the color of the blinds makes a difference because various colors respond to light differently. Dark colors tend to absorb more heat than lighter colors and shiny surfaces reflect the light.

Window treatments are an efficient and cost effective way to conserve energy. During the summer months the sunlight that enters into the home through the windows and doors causes an increase in energy needs from 20 to 50 percent of the total energy. More energy enters in one square foot of clear glass than an entire insulated wall. This increases the workload of the air conditioner by 50 percent. Blinds reduce energy consumption, lower energy bills, prevent the sun from fading the interior, and maintain a comfortable and consistent temperature within the home.

Honeycomb cellular shades or fusion roman shades can control the amount of energy that enters into the home. The shading coefficient measures the window treatments ability to block solar energy from entering into the home. Customers should keep in mind the lower the shading coefficient the more the blinds keep the home insulated.

Blinds Chalet has created an energy calculator so customers can calculate the most energy efficient window treatments for their home. The tool is easy to use; the customer simply enters the square footage of their home, then you get a list of several styles of blinds and their estimated energy savings. Often top suggestions are honeycomb cellular shades, double cell room darkening shades, single cell blackout shades, double cell translucent shades, and more. The calculator displays a savings from $200 to $400 dollar savings on average sized homes. Windows that face east and west need more protection from sunlight than windows positioned on the north and south sides of the house.

Blinds Chalet, has more than 25 years of experience selling and installing window blinds and window shades. Attractive, high quality, and durable window blinds and window shades fit any energy saving plan, decorating style, and budget. Blinds Chalet window coverings come from manufacturers who use only the highest quality materials and resources, and each is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For information on what types on energy efficient blinds, blind accessories, and any other window covering needs, visit

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