Shades of savings
NAPSI â€” Redecorating is taking on a whole new meaning now in its category-to address this problem. They take the air-trapping that homeowners are learning that, in doing so, they may be able cellular structure of our original honeycomb shade and make it to decrease their taxes while also saving eneven more energy efï¬cient by placing a cell ergy and lowering utility bills. within a cell. They can more than double the Under the American Recovery and Reenergy efï¬ciency of a window." investment Act of 2009, consumers may The exclusive patented cell-within-a-cell qualify for up to $1,500 in federal tax creddesign forms more air pockets than tradiits when purchasing certain energy-efï¬cient tional cellular shades. This means that the products. shades can reduce the heat escaping and enMore good news for the style conscious: tering a home through the windows by up to For the ï¬rst time, highly insulating window 50 percent. shades have been qualiï¬ed for the tax credBased on calculations veriï¬ed by the it. Called DuetteÂ® ArchitellaÂ® honeycomb Rocky Mountain Institute, Duette Architella shades, they are the ï¬rst and only window shades, when properly installed, can save shades without add-on insulation systems to up to $60 per average-sized window annually qualify for this credit. in energy costs as well as approximately 10 "Uncovered windows can literally be enpercent of an average household's carbon ergy holes. Up to half the money you spend footprint. Of course, estimates will vary by heating and cooling your home can be lost region. through them," said Wendell Colson, senior With its 180 color and design choices, vice president of research and development Duette Architella shades offer an extensive Courtesy of www.napsi.com design palette for home interiors. Also availfor Hunter Douglas. Shades of savings: Attractive insulating window "We speciï¬cally designed these awardable, a variety of lifting systems designed winning shades-our most energy-efï¬cient shades can help you save money, energy and tax with child safety in mind. product and the fastest-growing innovation dollars.