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How to Cut Your Home’s Heating and Cooling Costs

Luxaflex Duette Shades are one of the most energy-efficient window coverings on the Australian market.

Here are just some of the benefits of introducing a Luxaflex shade into your home and how they can save you money.

Heating and cooling is a breeze

Luxaflex Duette Architella Shades keep the home at a comfortable temperature year round and reduce heating costs by up to 43%. For houses with many large windows, this is particularly important. Research shows that up to 30% of heat loss from your home occurs through uncovered windows.*

The design features a unique honeycomb within a honeycomb structure, which creates cells that trap air and insulate your room.

The back of a Duette Architella Shade are white, providing light reflection and UV protection, and a neutral appearance from outside.

There's a wide range of modern colours and designer fabrics to choose from, including blockout and translucent opacities and sheer fabric, to control your preference of heat, light and privacy.

Cleaning is super-easy

The shades are easy to maintain thanks to the 100% Polyester fabrics which are anti-static and repel dust. The translucent fabric is washable, making the design easy to keep clean.

"The Duette Architella Shade is recognised for its superior energy efficiency, and are available in a wide range of fabrics to suit a variety of home décor styles," National Marketing Manager for Luxaflex Window Fashions Jenny Brown says.

"With plenty of neutral tones, warm hues and bold fabrics, such as the new Reception range, the Duette Architella Shades will look great in any home."

There's a shade to suit you

Duette Architella Shades are also available in a range of operating systems to suit many different types of windows and doors. The top-down, bottom-up mechanism allows you to control privacy as the position of the sun changes throughout the day.

ULTRAGLIDE Shades feature a retractable pull cord mechanism for child and pet safety, and can be used with the top-down, bottom-up operating system or Duette Duo-Lite shades.

Other cordless operating systems include Vertiglide Shades, LiteRise and EasyRise Operating Systems. PowerRise with Platinum Technology provides touch-of-a-button operation from a hand-held remote or wireless wall switch.

The Duette Architella range is exclusive to Luxaflex and available in the Classic series, with Ménage and selected 20mm Architella fabrics exclusive to the Designer series, available through all Luxaflex Window Fashion Galleries.

*Disclaimer: Savings are based on the installation of fully recessed, reveal-mounted DUETTE® Architella Opaque Shades 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.

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