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14 Oct 2020

Cut energy costs with your window coverings


Did you know most of your home's energy is lost through windows? Research has revealed that up to 30%^ of total heat loss from your home occurs through uncovered windows.

Luxaflex® PolySatin Shutters are completely adjustable, allowing you to fully control the solar energy entering your windows and doors. Their cellular construction creates a layer of energy-saving insulation as it traps air within a distinct pocket. Coupled with polyresin's low conductivity, they greatly reduce heat exchange. PolySatin Shutters reflect inbound solar rays back to the outside during summer, but can be opened to allow the warming sun into your home in winter thereby reducing air-conditioning costs.

Luxaflex® Duette® Shades

Luxaflex® Duette® Shades are designed to insulate your home and help you save on your heating and cooling costs. Duette® Shades are available in a single-cell design as well as the industry-leading Duette® Architella® Shades, which feature a honeycomb within a honeycomb for maximum energy efficiency.

A product's "R-value" is a measurement of its ability to resist heat flow. In a home during winter, R-values indicate the ability of walls, roofs and windows to keep the heat inside. The higher its R-value, the more insulation a product provides. A fully-recessed, reveal-mounted Duette® Architella® Shade can increase the R-value of a 3mm single glazed window from 0.13 to 0.78, reducing the heat transfer through that window by 65%. Independent modelling has shown that this in turn can reduce an average home's heating costs by up to 43%*. 

The Luxaflex® Duette® Architella® covered window below on the right demonstrates significantly improved energy savings versus the uncovered window on the left.

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* Savings are based on the installation of fully-recessed, reveal-mounted Duette Architella Shades with 20mm blockout fabric in an average home in Sydney, compared with the House Energy Rating standard of Holland Blinds from AccuRate, in that home. These calculations have been modelled by an independent third party. Savings will vary based on the window type and installation.
^ Based on information from NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System). Visit for more information.

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