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Energy Savings Calculator
See which window coverings save the most money and find out how much you can save by installing energy efficient window treatments.... more
Energy Efficient Shades
Window coverings are one of the best ways to save on energy bills. Browse our selection of energy efficient shades.... more
Energy Efficient Window Coverings
With energy efficient window coverings, the fact is that any type of window covering is better than no window coverings at all when if comes to energy conservation. Not all window coverings are created equal however at conserving energy. But any window treatment can help lower energy costs and sometimes by hundreds of dollars per year. Blinds Chalet has created a simple tool to calculate how much window coverings save. Simply enter your home size and calculate which are the best energy efficient shades.... more

Insulated Window Treatments That Curb Noise
Use insulated window treatments if you live next to a busy highway, have noisy neighbors, or just want to reduce noise inside your home. The lack of doors, window coverings, and partitions can help noise travel throughout the house. Window treatments can greatly reduce sound both from outside the home and from within.... more

Window Treatments: R-Value and Energy Efficiency
Energy efficient window treaments can help with energy loss. Knowing the R-Value of the shade or blind is important. R value is assigned to any building materials and is used to tell the amount of heat the window covering resists. The higher the number, the better job the window treatment does in insulating your windows. Typical R-value ranges from 0.9 to 3.0.... more

Window Shades and Shading Coefficient
All window shades have a rating called a shading coefficient which is the ability of the window covering to transmit or block solar heat. The shading coefficient is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower the shading coefficient of window shade, the less solar heat it transmits and the greater shading ability it has. A window covering that reduces heat by 75% has a shading coefficient of 0.25. ... more

Window Shades and UV Protection

Solar Shades, Blackout Shades, and Other Window Treatments that Block Ultraviolet Transmission

Solar shades are light filtering, blackout shades completely block light. Both can be excellent window treatments if you are concerned about UV rays and want to preserve your fabrics and wood. Ultraviolet rays may not be visible to the human eyes but can damage carpet, furniture, and fade wood flooring.... more

Window Shades Solar Transmittance
Installing window shades can greatly help reduce energy costs by controlling the amount of heat gain and loss. Almost 50% off all energy in a home is lost through the windows. Selecting the correct window treatments can dramatically change the amount of energy you loose through your windows.... more

Window Treatments Tips in Cold and Warm Climates
Window treatments can be used not only for decoration and privacy but also for insulation. Carefully selected window treatments can reduce your homes heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.... more

Blinds Chalet Goes Eco Friendly
We hear so much in the news today about "green" earth materials and being eco friendly. Blinds Chalet takes great pride in doing our part in many different ways. We are very aware that we have one earth and it is up to us a citizens of this planet to make sure that we save and conserve our resources.... more

Comfortex EcoGreen - Environment Friendly Window Treatments

Comfortex EcoGreen Features and Benefits

Comfortex has introduced their new line of eco-friendly window coverings. Not only do they beautify windows but they help conserve the worlds natural resources.... more

Insulated Window Shades Save Money and Energy
ComforTrack Honeycomb Shades are possibly the best insulating shades on the market. 50% of heat loss or heat gain happens through windows. Replacing windows can be costly and require construction costs and the hiring of professionals to install them. This is why consumers are turning to window blinds to help insulate their homes. Insulated window blinds are easy to install.... more

Roll-up Window Shades Protect Homes Against Sun’s Harmful Rays
Sheer Weave Roller Shades with insulating properties help keep homes cool in the summer. Roller Shades are woven shades in which the openings in the fabric allow for scenic views while blocking the sun’s harmful rays. Roller Shades come with varying openness levels from 3% up to 14%. The openness factor refers to the ratio of open areas within the shear weave fabric. Sheer weave shades are excellent at providing protection from harmful UV rays while not blocking the view. The lower the number, the tighter the weave. Roll-up window shades offer excellent to superior UV ratings when closed.... more

Insulated Roman Shades - Two Shades In One
The look of roman shades has made them popular among consumers for years now. As homes are being built and remodeled to be more energy efficient, window blinds companies has found a way to make Roman Shades both energy-efficient and elegant. Their EnviroFusion Textured Linen Roman Shades offer the insulating benefits of a cellular shade, with materials that fit into luxurious surroundings. The Valencia Day & Night Roman Shades offer light control and privacy.... more

Fabric Window Shades Help Insulate Homes
Spring sales help encourage consumers to buy the shades they need at the prices they need them. With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to update blinds and help insulate homes against the scorching summer heat. Single cell shades are a great window treatment for every season. They help protect not only against light, but also against possible window drafts.... more

The Official Window Treatment of the National Sleep Foundation
Trying to function without appropriate amounts of sleep can result in delayed reaction time and symptoms similar to intoxication. With the proper rest, creativity increases, mood improves and efficiency increases. Many people who work during the night have a hard time getting the necessary sleep during the day as sunlight indicates to the body it should be awake. Creating a dark, comfortable atmosphere increases the chances of getting a good night’s sleep. Babies and children may also protest naps in rooms that get a lot of sunlight. The solution is the SlumberShade. ... more

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