Great news! The Duette Architella honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas are eligible for an energy efficient home improvement tax credit. The credits are retroactive and can be applied to improvements already made in 2012, as well as those happening in 2013.With the right options, Duette Architella shades have one of the highest energy efficiency ratings in the industry. At Windows & More, we offer a wide range of energy efficient window treatments and installation options that will help you qualify for the tax credit.
How Do Window Treatments Help with Energy Efficiency?
Your windows represent a big opportunity to improve energy efficiency in your home. Even with good windows, you can lose as much as 50% of your home’s heating and cooling energy through your windows. Window treatments provide a level of window insulation, protecting your home against heat loss during the cold Lake Ozark winters, and minimizing the sun’s heat during the summer.
Which Window Shades Qualify for the Tax Credit?
The tax credit is based on the energy-efficiency rates of window treatment products. While most all Hunter Douglas window coverings have some energy-saving benefits, some have a higher rating than others. Our Duette Architella honeycomb shades, for example, with their patented cell-within-a-cell design, are federally recognized as an energy-efficient product. These shades are so energy efficient they can reduce energy costs up to 50%. Available in vertical and horizontal pleats, our honeycomb blinds come in a wide range of fabric types, colors and shapes. We can help you find the blind or shade that works for you and qualifies for the rebate.
What Is the Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shade by Hunter Douglas?
The Duette Architella Honeycomb Shade Collection is a unique window shade that brings you the industry’s highest level of efficiency. These classic and beautiful honeycomb shades take nature’s most perfect shape, the honeycomb, and double it to create an amazingly fashionable and energy-efficient shade. The Duette Architella shade uses three distinct air pockets to trap cold air in the winter and heat from the sun in the summer to you pay less on your energy bill. You can also select from a variety of child-safe lifting options, ranging from cordless manual mechanisms to motorized solutions that operate your shades with the touch of a button. Duette Architella shades can be custom made to fit a variety of window shapes angles, arches, skylights and cut-outs.
Are There Other Ways I can Improve Energy Efficiency?
Hunter Douglas LiteRise Trim Kit is also eligible for the tax credit. This innovative installation add-on is attached to your window frame. It forms an insulating barrier by sealing the gap between the shade and the window frame, reducing drafts and improving energy efficiency. The cost the LiteRise TrimKit is eligible for the tax credit program when used with certain Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades. The kit works with inside mounted LiteRise lifting systems, as well as the Top-Down/Bottom-Up Duolite option.
Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for a window treatment consultation!