Cellular shades, sometimes called honeycomb shades, are window treatments that are built specifically for the purpose of trapping escaping air from either leaving your home, or entering your home. Because these shades are made with that specific purpose in mind, they are the perfect window treatments to help you save money year round.

Depending on where you live, you may have to deal with weather extremes and honeycomb shades could prove to be your savior. During winter, it may be extremely cold in your area, as it was throughout most of the United States this winter. The same can be said of summer, when the sun is at its peak during those hot summer months where the earth has rotated closer to the sun. In both instances, honeycomb shades could provide the perfect amount of insulation to keep your home’s temperature in balance without having to constantly run the heater or the air-conditioning unit. Still not sure how these great-looking fashionable window shades are going to save you money year-round? It’s quite simple when you break it down:

These shades are built with an open pocket of air when they are in use. When you roll your shade down the window, it creates an accordion type effect; the open cells created by opening the shades will effectively trap air that is attempting to travel from one side to the other. There are many options to choose from including single, double, or triple celled shades. You can also customize how you operate your shades, the type of fabric used, and the amount of privacy to suit your specific needs.

With cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, installed in your home, you can focus on saving money in other areas of your life like when it comes to loans, because your windows will be taken care of with these temperature controlling shades. While they won’t be the be all and end all of energy-saving products in your home, they will go a long way to helping you save money during both the winter and summer.