How Shades Made From Water Bottles Can Help Lower Your Energy Bills

Ashley Dennis | 21 Sep 2020 | Energy Saving

Every home has windows, and windows are one of the biggest vulnerabilities your home has when it comes to energy loss and energy waste. According to the US Department of Energy, as much as 20% to 30% of your heating and cooling costs can be lost through your windows! And who wants to pay more than they have to on utilities?

a contemporary living room with white light filtering cellular shades over the wall of windows.

Pictured: Simply Eco Light Filtering Cellular Shades in White.

Conserving Energy with Cellular Shades

So, is there an easy fix that can help you conserve energy and save money? Yes! Cellular shades, like the Simply Eco Cordless Cellular Shades, are one of the easiest energy efficiency updates you can make on your home. Plus cellular shades are one of the most insulating window treatments available. Tightly installed cell shades can reduce energy loss through windows by 40% or more!

a contemporary living room with gray cellular shades of the windows.

Pictured: Simply Eco Blackout Cellular Shades in Anchor Gray.

Cellular Shades Made From Plastic Bottles?

As if saving on your energy bill wasn't enough, the Simply Eco Cordless Cellular Shades are eco-friendly because they are made from recycled water bottles. So, you can feel even better about your window treatment decision. It can take 450 years for a plastic bottle to completely degrade. On average, one 24" x 36" Simply Eco shade recycles 12 sixteen-ounce bottles to make the fabric! That's 12 fewer bottles sitting in a landfill somewhere.

A pile of plastic water bottles.

How Cellular Shades Work

Cellular shades help block heat loss or energy transfer through window glass by creating pockets that trap air and reduce heat transfer. This shade has large, 1.5-inch cells meaning you'll have a more streamlined look with fewer creases and horizontal lines cluttering up your window.

a close up of a cellular shade's pockets.

Simply Eco cellular shades are custom built to your exact color and size specifications. Choose from a curated collection of trendy neutral colors to complement any decor style. They are available as Light Filtering or Blackout so you can find your preferred level of light control. The shades can be ordered to sizes up to as 74" x 84", accommodating most standard window sizes. Plus, you can rest easy with a standard cordless lift that is safer for kids and pets.

a living room with a wall of windows. The image flips between light filtering and blackout cell shades over the windows.

Pictured: Simply Eco Cellular Shades in Light Filtering (white) and Blackout (white).

Have Questions?

Have questions or need help measuring your windows? Give us a call! Our friendly Design Consultants are available 7 days a week to answer all your window questions: 844-551-3769. We can also connect you with a professional in your area who can measure and install your window treatments.

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  • About Author

    Ashley is the Blinds.com Junior Social Media Specialist. A weekend-warrior, she and her husband spend their time fixing up their townhome together. She is an Illustrator and has converted her dining room into a tiny studio where she hangs out with her two assistant-cats: Blue & Chai. Sci-fi books, video games and hula hooping are also her jam. Follow her on Instagram @Adenn.fox.