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Hunter Douglas | Save on energy without sacrificing design

With the winter months slowly approaching, homeowners are beginning to think about energy efficiency. eieihome spoke with the experts at Hunter Douglas to learn more on their latest product, the Duette Architella honeycomb shades, that combine energy efficiency and stylish decor into one remarkable product.

Energy savings

With a wide variety of colours and textures, Duette Honeycomb shades are not only appealing to the eye, but to the pocketbook as well.  The innovative Architella series shades are designed with a honeycomb within a honeycomb to maximize their energy efficiency. In fact, the product has reached the industry’s highest energy rating, where certain Duette Architella shades can reduce heat loss through the windows by up to 40%.  The patented honeycomb design manages to trap air before it enters the room, keeping a fair bit of cold air out during the winter months while also managing to keep the room cooler during summer.

The Honeycomb Design

By making use of three different and unique air pockets, Architella shades combine both energy efficiency and insulation.  Coupled with the TruPleat construction, the shades remain consistently crisp and even throughout.  As if this wasn’t enough, the Architella series has made use of multiple layers of fabric for a brighter and more luminous colour while being created from static-resistant polyester to make it easier to clean.

The revolutionary IllumiCell, a clear inner cell, allows for an enhanced illumination within the shades while providing a subtle linen texture that is ideal for modern living.  This being combined with one of nature’s most renewable resources makes the IllumiCell series from Duette Architella perfect for new home-owners.  The options for styles don’t end with just the IllumiCell as Meritage, Elan, Panache and Classic all feature their own unique designs made to fit beautifully into any home situation.

Bedroom with Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb shades as window coverings


Furthermore, the Duette Architella series has a number of useful possibilities for operating systems.  The UltraGlide allows for self-lowering with a convenient constant cord length, while the PowerRise features a control that allows you to raise or lower the shades as desired. You can even download the Platinum App and control them from your smartphone. If you’re interested in a cleaner look, the LiteRise is a cordless version that is not only safe and aesthetically pleasing, but offers a clean and polished look as well.  As the name implies, VertiGlide is a version that allows for side-to-side sliding of the shades for easy access.

Hunter Douglas has designed everything to be a functioning and beautiful part of the most important place in the world; your home.  By combining functionality with eye-catching design, these are shades that will look beautiful regardless of being raised or lowered.

As your updating your home, while keeping in mind energy efficiency include the Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb shades on your must-haves list. If you’re looking for other blinds, shutters, or shades, be sure to use our directory.

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