As many Ohioans know, our summers are hot, sunny, and humid. To avoid feeling inside an oven when we step into our homes, we tend to run to the air conditioner and crank that bad boy up. Of course, the downside is that you will always get a high energy bill at the end of the month. So, what are we to do? Are we supposed to turn off our AC used to save money and suffer in our homes all summer? Of course not. Your windows are a primary culprit for energy loss throughout the summer and winter months. This is because poorly insulated windows allow cold air to see it out and hot air to creep in. Conversely, in the winter time, this results in cold air creeping in and hot air escaping. Fortunately, Hunter Douglas Solera® Soft Shades are here to change the game. Read on to learn more about the benefits of Solera® Soft Shades.
Hunter Douglas Solera® Soft Shades pack a robust energy efficiency punch. This is thanks to their cellular construction's insulating properties that add an extra layer of insulation right at your windows. Since your home’s windows are traditionally one of the least insulated parts of your home, adding a layer of insulation here can provide exponential benefits. Gone are the days of your home’s heating or cooling escaping out your windows, and in are the days of comfortable home temperatures and reduced energy bills.
What is the point of having a hard-working window treatment if you hate how it looks at your windows? Fortunately, another one of the benefits of Solera® Soft Shades is that they offer a comprehensive collection of custom styles. In fact, Solera® Soft Shades come in luxurious woven and non-woven fabrics, colors, textures, and patterns that you are sure to love in your home. Plus, each material is available with light-filtering and room-darkening opacities, so you can enjoy as much or as little sun as you wish. Living rooms, for example, can enjoy ample sunlight with a lighter opacity fabric. In contrast, your bedroom or media rooms can enjoy a little more shade with a material boasting a darker opacity.
Do you hear echoing in your home because of your wooden floors? Are you tired of being woken up by loud neighbors outside your windows or cars rumbling? Regardless of the noise source, you will love another one of the benefits of Solera® Soft Shades and sound absorption. This is thanks to their cellular construction that improves the acoustics of your home while reducing the intensity of outside noise.