Reducing Home Energy Bills This Winter

As the temperatures begin to drop in the D.C. area, many things will start coming to mind. Apple picking, pumpkin pie, bright leaves, and spooky movies might be just a few of said things that we think of with the coming of autumn. Of course, there is another element of the shifting seasons that is not as exciting: high energy bills. With days becoming chilly, we will most likely run to crank up the thermostat. After all, we should be shivering from scary movies, not from a cold home! Of course, this leads to high energy bills that no one looks forward to seeing. Fortunately, reducing home energy bills this fall is easy with our collection of custom cellular shades from Hunter Douglas. Read on to find your perfect fit!

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Boasting a wide range of pleat sizes, colors, fabrics, and textures, Duette® Honeycomb Shades are key to reducing home energy bills this fall while looking chic. The cellular construction of these shades work by tapping air in its distinct pockets to help keep your house comfortable all year long. This means that even as the temperatures begin to dip or rise with the changing seasons, your home will remain comfortable without spiking your energy bills. Since our windows are the culprits of up to 30 percent of our home’s energy loss, adding energy efficient shades to your home is a smart choice. You can even add these shades to specialty shaped windows, such as skylights, arches, French doors, and more for the perfect look

Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades

Reducing home energy bills this fall is also doable with our Hunter Douglas Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades. These shades boast the look of a roller shade but pack a powerful energy efficient punch. This is thanks to the two layers of fabric within the shade that provide functional benefits that you are sure to notice. The first layer gently diffuses light to create a soft glow throughout your home while the second one helps trap air within its pockets. This will keep your home comfortable and filled with soft lighting all year long. Choose from several beloved colors such as Farmhouse Red, Cider, Coffee Grounds, and more to create a gorgeous look that you will love.


With the leaves changing, the temperatures cooling off, and our lattes tasting of pumpkin spice, it is clear that autumn is upon us. While there are many perks of the spooky season, the downfall of high energy bills can be scarier than a horror movie. Fortunately, keeping home energy bills low this fall is easy with our collection of custom Hunter Douglas cellular shades. No matter your style, you will love adding these window treatments to your home.

To learn more about these window treatments, be sure to contact or visit us today at Monarch Paint & Decorating Centers. We have several locations in and around the Washington, D.C. area, including Alexandria, Virginia. We also proudly serve the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and Northwest D.C. areas!