Blinds, Shades & Shutters
Blinds, Shades & Shutters

What Makes Honeycomb Shades Energy Efficient?

The unique construction of honeycomb shades helps it to serve as an energy-saving window treatment.


Cellular shades are the most energy efficient choice. Period. These shades add an extra layer of insulation to keep your rooms warm in the winter (It’s like adding an extra blanket on the bed when it’s chilly), and cool in the summer. How do they do it? The honeycomb design creates air pockets that help slow the transfer of heat.

Whether you choose a light filtering, room darkening, or blackout shade, you can give the HVAC system a much needed break and save on energy bills.

A Long Term Investment that Pays Off

The unique construction of honeycomb shades helps it to serve as an energy-saving window treatment. The construction produces insulating air pockets and provides increased energy efficiency throughout the shade. The style of shade will determine the amount of energy efficiency you can receive, but honeycomb shades can help to reduce heat transfer through a window by as much as 55-65%.

Energy Efficiency and Windows

The U.S. Department of Energy claims that windows account for 25-40% of our annual heating and cooling costs. Older windows can let in drafts during the winter and excessive heat during the summer, and this is one of the reasons why your energy bills can quickly skyrocket out of control. Even newer windows can struggle to offer complete energy efficient solutions, but there are a few methods to help keep your energy costs down.

How Honeycomb Shades Increase Efficiency

Energy Star states that an R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat that goes through it. If the R-Value is higher, then the insulation will have a better thermal performance. Your typical window has an R-Value of .9 to 3.0. Honeycomb shades, however, are several points higher than a typical window.

All Next Day Blinds’ honeycomb shades are custom fabricated to each window’s specifications, using only the highest quality materials. Our window treatments are never cut to size from pre-assembled stock shades. Best of all, our fabrics are extensively tested to ensure top performance for durability, ultra-violet protection, energy efficiency, and conformity to rigid specifications for consistency and trueness of glue lines and cell configurations.


<p>Founded in 1993, Next Day Blinds is a fully integrated, full-service custom window covering company located in Jessup, MD, just 25 miles from Washington, DC, and 15 miles from Baltimore, MD. From sales and design to manufacturing, measuring, installation, and service, we do it all. Our goal is to help you create a better tomorrow by providing a superior result–blinds, shades and shutters that look nicer, last longer, and are there when you want them.</p>