The main attraction point of cellular shades, besides the honeycomb-like pattern of their build, is their ability to add insulating capabilities to the window, and subsequently the space. This combination of a cool and neat aesthetic with effective utility advantages can actually save you money on energy. Let’s talk about why and how.
Why Are Cellular Shades Good For Insulation
It’s all in the build and the material. The fabric of cellular shades creates air pockets, otherwise known as honeycomb cells. These cells then are able to trap some hot or cold air and prevent it from passing into the room. This structure of cellular shades serves as an excellent insulator that makes it much easier to control indoor temperature. For those who have single-pane windows and are worried about having to switch up to double pane ones, cellular shades can offer a good insulation solution, at a lower cost. With the right fabric and build, cellular shade systems can offer tremendous R-value with effective thermal control results.
R-Value and Cellular Shades – Why Should You Care?
The more the outdoor air affects your indoor temperature and climate, the harder your HVAC system will have to work to compensate. An R-value rating refers to the ability of a certain layer or material to reduce heat transfer, whether that means heat loss or heat gain. It basically measures the thermal resistance of the object in question, and the higher the R-value, the better the insulation benefits.
How Do I Save Money With Cellular Shades?
The simple answer is: by wasting less energy. If you have to cool or heat a given space, your HVAC system will work to achieve the desired indoor temperature and then monitor and maintain it. If you want cooler indoor settings during the summer, and there’s a lot of hot air coming in from outside, your HVAC system will have to work harder to compensate. This is not just a one-time power drain. It will require regular work throughout the day to maintain the optimal temperature. And cellular shades simply spare your system a lot of that effort. By trapping hot air in their honeycomb pockets, cellular window coverings reduce the impact of outdoor air on the indoor space. That translates to less energy spent throughout each day, and thus less money spent across the month.
Can Cellular Shades Protect From Cold Too?
They certainly can! The exact same deal works the other way around, when there’s cold air outside and you’re trying to keep your indoor spaces nice and warm. Cellular shade solutions will reduce the amount of hot air that escapes through the windows, enabling your HVAC to keep you nice and cozy without draining your bank account each month.
The Right Cellular Shades For Los Angeles Households & Workplaces
Master Blinds specializes in customizing our window treatments to fit each customer’s needs. Whether you want office cellular shades to keep employees comfortable and motivated or you want window coverings with insulating cells to create a happy and comfortable home environment. Our custom made cellular shades (motorized or manual) will provide the ideal shade solution. And in beautiful aesthetics too! Get in touch with the Master Blinds team today to book a free in-person consultation with no obligation!