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Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Lower energy bills and increase comfort all year

  • 1 1/4" Single Cell Cellular Shades with Motorized Lift: Halo, Gray Whisper 0120

Adding window treatments to your windows not only adds style and privacy but also energy savings. The sun bakes your room through an uncovered window during hot months, making your air conditioner work harder, while unchecked UV rays fade furniture and carpet.

When the weather turns cold, the warmth from your hard-working heater is lost through your bare windows—not to mention the cold blasts that can come through on an icy night.

The good news is that simply adding a window treatment immediately reduces the heat or chill transferred through your windows, but some window treatments are made for it.

Explore our solutions below to find which are right for your room.

¾ʺ Single Cell Cellular Shades with Cordless Lift: Brushed Bark Light Filtering, Anchored Steel 3509

Cellular Shades

Our hands down, number one pick for energy savings is a Bali Cellular Shade. Cellular shades are made with a honeycomb shape intentionally designed for energy savings. In fact, Bali Cellular Shades reduce heat transfer by up to 74%*. The cells trap hot and cold air escaping through your window to keep you more comfortable in every weather.

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Solar Shades with EasyTouch Cordless Lift and Flat Valance: EcoLiving, Thunder Haze 10053

Solar Shades

For hot and sunny climates, solar shades are a popular energy-saving pick. Their unique engineering allows a view through the window while still offering up to 99% UV protection. White and other light fabrics reflect sunlight away from your room to reduce the heat that can come through your window.

If you want nighttime privacy in your room, consider pairing your solar shade with drapery or order a dual shade with a blackout roller shade.

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2" Wood Blinds with Cordless Lift/Wand Tilt: Sugar White 1840 with 4 1/2" Eloquence Valance; Drapery with Back Tabs

Drapery & Tailored Roman Shades

Bali Drapery is always stunning, and adding a layer also adds energy savings. The double protection of a blind or shade with drapery over it is a great strategy for energy savings. And, as you might expect, drapery in thicker fabrics offer the most insulation. Upgrading to a thicker blackout, thermal, or flannel-backed lining is another easy way to increase energy savings.

Bali Tailored Roman Shades are handcrafted from the same fabrics as our custom drapery, and with the same lining options. A rich, heavy tailored Roman shade with a blackout, thermal, or flannel-backed lining offers the energy savings of drapery and makes an equally stunning statement.

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2" Wood Blinds with Cordless Lift/Wand Tilt: Grey Mist 1889 with 3" Standard Valance and 1 1/2" Cloth Tapes: Coastal Fog C159

Wood Blinds & Shutters

Blinds and shutters may not come to mind when you want energy savings, but here the opportunity comes with the material. Our North American hardwood is naturally insulating, so when you choose Bali Wood Blinds and Wood Shutters, you’re also choosing energy savings.

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Wide windows and sliding glass doors can be an even more noticeable source of energy loss. See our wide windows and doors article to find energy-saving solutions for these special cases.

*Based on product testing by Architectural Testing Incorporated