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The federal government is now offering energy tax credits on select energy-efficient Alta Window Fashions Honeycomb and Cellular Shades — letting you earn 30% of the purchase price* back in the form of a tax credit, up to a maximum annual amount of $1,200

Energy-efficient cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are a popular window treatment option designed to help conserve energy and reduce heating and cooling costs in homes and buildings. These shades are constructed with cells that trap air, creating a layer of insulation between the window and the room. Here are some features and considerations for choosing energy-efficient cellular shades:

Cell Size: The size of the cells can impact the shade's energy efficiency. Generally, larger cells provide better insulation because they can trap more air.

Material: Cellular shades are available in various materials, including fabric, paper, and synthetic fibers. Opt for shades made from energy-efficient materials designed to provide maximum insulation.

Single vs. Double Cell: Cellular shades come in single-cell and double-cell designs. Double-cell shades offer enhanced insulation compared to single-cell shades due to an additional layer of cells.

Opacity: The opacity of the shade affects the amount of light that enters the room. Choose the opacity level based on your preferences for natural light and privacy. However, keep in mind that more opaque shades may offer better insulation.

Cordless or Motorized Options: Cordless or motorized cellular shades eliminate the need for cords, making them safer for homes with children and pets. They also provide a sleeker appearance and can be more convenient to operate.

Color: The color of the shades can impact their energy efficiency. Light-colored shades reflect sunlight and heat, helping to keep the room cool in warmer months. Darker shades absorb heat and can help retain warmth during colder months.

UV Protection: Some cellular shades are designed to block harmful UV rays, which can help protect furniture, flooring, and artwork from fading.

By considering these factors and choosing high-quality, energy-efficient cellular shades, you can effectively reduce energy consumption and create a more comfortable indoor environment while also saving on utility bills.

*Applicable “purchase price” is the amount paid by the consumer for the product(s), including sales tax, and does not cover the costs for measuring or installing qualifying products.

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