Honeycomb Shades Eligible for Federal Tax Credit in 2012 and 2013
Tax credits for window coverings are back! Federal tax credits for energy efficient home improvements have been reinstated. Even better, the credits are retroactive and can be applied to improvements already made in 2012, as well as those that will be done in 2013. At Treasure Coast Window Fashions, we offer a wide range of energy efficient window treatments and installation options to the greater West Palm Beach area. We’ll help you find the window coverings that meet your style and function needs and also qualify for the tax credits.
The Basics of Energy Efficiency
You can lose as much as 50% of your home’s heating and cooling energy through your windows. All window shades provide some window insulation, offering your home increased protection against heat loss during the winter, and minimizing the heat of the Florida sun during warm months. Some products have higher energy efficiency ratings than others, and many do not meet the federal standards required to qualify for the tax credit. We can help you find the blind or shade that works for you and qualifies for the rebate.
Energy Efficient Duette® Architella® Shades by Hunter Douglas
The Duette Architella honeycomb shades are unique window treatments that bring you the industry’s highest level of efficiency. These classic and beautiful honeycomb shades take nature’s most perfect shape, the honeycomb, and double it to create an amazingly fashionable and energy-efficient shade. The Duette shade uses three distinct air pockets to trap cold air in the winter and heat from the sun in the summer to you pay less on your energy bill. You can also select from a variety of child-safe lifting options, ranging from cordless manual mechanisms to motorized solutions that operate your shades with the touch of a button. Duette Architella shades can be custom made to fit a variety of window shapes angles, arches, skylights and cut-outs.
More Energy Savings with the Hunter Douglas LiteRise Trim Kit
The cost the LiteRise TrimKit is eligible for the tax rebate program when used with certain Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades. This innovative installation feature is attached to a window frame to form an insulating barrier by sealing the gap between the shade and the window frame. Drafts are reduced, and energy efficiency is improved. The kit works with inside mounted LiteRise lifting systems, as well as the Top-Down/Bottom-Up Duolite option.
How to Qualify for the Tax Credit
The tax credit is based on the energy-efficiency rates of window treatment products. While most all Hunter Douglas window coverings have some energy-saving benefits, some have a higher rating than others. Our Duette Architella honeycomb shades, for example, with their patented cell-within-a-cell design, are federally recognized as an energy-efficient product. These shades are so energy efficient they can reduce energy costs up to 50%. Available in vertical and horizontal pleats, our honeycomb blinds come in a wide range of fabric types, colors and shapes.
We’re proud to serve the greater West Palm Beach area. Please contact us at 772-220-8870 or visit our showroom in Stuart, FL, for more information about our products and services.