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Keeping Energy Bills Low in the Summer

Keeping Energy Bills Low in the Summer near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (DE), with Blackout Shades

With temperatures climbing by the day, there is no doubt that summer is at its peak. While we love a pool day during sweltering afternoons, coming home to a house that feels like an oven is not ideal. Of course, neither is paying astronomically high energy bills! Fortunately, keeping energy bills low in the summer and your home comfortable is completely achievable with Hunter Douglas window treatments. Offering a variety of energy efficiency shades, including blackout shades, our Hunter Douglas collection will help keep your home cool and your energy bills low all summer long.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

When it comes to keeping energy bills low in the summer, look no further than Duette® Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas. Featuring a cellular construction, these energy efficiency shades trap air within their pockets to prevent cool air from seeping out of your home and hot outside air from creeping in. Since up to 50 percent of your home’s heating and cooling is lost through your windows, you will immediately notice a difference in temperature when you add these custom shades to the mix. You can even achieve more insulation with the Duette Architella® option that has a honeycomb within a honeycomb. Over time, this will reduce your trips to the AC and reduce your home’s monthly energy bills. You can also explore a variety of premium fabric colors to make these shades unique to your style.

Designer Screen Shades

In addition to keeping energy bills low in the summer, you will also want to protect your home from damaging UV rays. When left to the intense rays of the sun for extended periods of time, your flooring, furniture, and artwork could fade. That is why we love adding Designer Screen Shades to particularly sunny rooms. Offering UV protection without taking away from your outdoor views, these screen shades will help block 86% to 99% of damaging rays to keep your home cool and safe. You can also explore a variety of opacity levels to achieve your shade and sun goals. For example, a light opacity will allow a majority of sunlight into a space. Dark opacities or blackout shades however, will prevent a majority of sunlight from entering your home. This will keep different rooms in your home shaded and cool even on the hottest days.

Solera® Soft Shades

If you want an ethereal shade that provides a powerful energy efficient punch, then you will love learning about Solera® Soft Shades. Offering a unique, fluid look, these shades offer the classic look of a Roman shade and the energy efficient construction of a cellular shade. That means that this cordless window treatment will offer a gorgeous style to each window while keeping energy bills low in the summer. These shades also offer sound absorption to improve your home’s acoustics and reduce outside noise. Choose from a variety of luxurious woven and non-woven fabrics, textures, patterns, and colors to make these shades one of a kind.


To learn more about keeping energy bills low in the summer, be sure to contact or visit us at Dreamweaver Interiors & Fabrics today! We are located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and serve Milton, Broadkill Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Millville, and the surrounding areas.