U.S. Government to Help Pay for Your New Blinds!

Eco-friendly and energy-saving measures have become increasingly popular among homeowners. But did you know you can enhance your living experience while also achieving long-term savings? The government is offering a federal tax credit to encourage homeowners to make eco-friendly choices by upgrading to energy-efficient window treatments. Regulate your home’s temperature and reduce your energy bills while you earn 30% of the purchase price back in the form of a tax credit up to a maximum annual amount of $1,200!

Keep in mind that tax credits are more beneficial than tax deductions when it comes to saving money. Tax credits directly reduce the amount of tax you owe, providing a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your tax liability. For instance, a tax credit valued at $1,000 would lower your tax bill by the corresponding $1,000. In contrast, tax deductions only reduce the amount of your income subject to taxes.

Read on to learn how to simultaneously reduce your tax burden and utility bills.

Hunter Douglas Energy–Efficient Window Treatments

Energy efficiency is a critical aspect of any home, and America’s most trusted window treatment company, Hunter Douglas, offers products that can play a crucial role in elevating it. Their energy-efficient window treatments are designed to provide optimal insulation, which helps regulate your home’s temperature and reduce energy bills. The wide range of styles, fabrics, and colors makes it easy to find the perfect fit for your home’s aesthetic. 

We sell Hunter Douglas because their products are such high quality and reliable. And parts are easy to procure for years to come. Just take note that the quality that Hunter Douglas is known for is not available in their mass-market products sold in big retailers such as Costco. You’ll need to turn to a specialty retailer like our Luxe Home showroom in the East Bay for their highest quality products.

Windows greatly impact energy efficiency – they can be a major culprit for heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer. The Department of Energy states that up to 30% of heating and cooling energy is lost through windows. Energy-efficient window treatments provide insulation, regulate solar heat gain, and optimize natural light for daylighting. They keep homes comfortable year-round, reduce energy bills, and benefit the environment. For homeowners looking for smart, eco-friendly solutions, energy-efficient window treatments are the way to go.

Wondering where to begin? Let’s start with the honeycomb shades offered in the two Hunter Douglas operating systems that qualify for the tax credit: Duette and Applause.


Duette® Honeycomb Shades provide year-round comfort, allowing beautiful natural light and energy-efficiency that will help your house stay snug when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. Key features and enhancements include:

Energy Efficiency – from an insulating, cellular design

Exquisite Light – for an inviting ambiance

Beautiful Fabrics – luxurious, high-quality selection

Sound Absorption – for a quieter room

Specialty Shapes – to enhance the room’s aesthetic


Applause® Honeycomb Shades are highly energy-efficient and come in multiple styles and fabrics. These fundamental cellular shades help your house stay comfortable, whether hot or cold. Key features and enhancements include:

  • Energy Efficiency – from an insulating, double-cellular design
  • Pleat Sizes in ⅜”, ¾” or double

The Following Operating Systems Do NOT Qualify

  • Duolite
  • Vertiglide
  • Skylift
  • Simplicity
  • TrackGlide (Alustra Duette & Duette Only)
  • LightLock® (Alustra Duette & Duette Only)
  • EasyView® Arch (Alustra Duette & Duette Only)
  • Specialty, including Sidelights, Shapes, Cut-outs
  • Magnetic Hold Down Brackets
  • Two on One Headrail

The Following Mounting Types (Applications) Do NOT Qualify

  • End Mount
  • Outside Mount 

For more details, see the Hunter Douglas Qualifying Products Eligible for the Federal Tax Credit.

How to Claim the Tax Credit 

Ready to upgrade your windows with Hunter Douglas energy-efficient window treatments? Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023, purchase qualifying products from Hunter Douglas eligible for a federal tax credit. 
  2. Save your original purchase invoice and/or proof of payment for the qualifying Hunter Douglas products. The purchase price is the amount the consumer pays for the product(s), including sales tax, and does not cover the costs for measuring or installing qualifying products.
  3. Once you’ve made your purchase and saved your invoice, download the Hunter Douglas Manufacturer’s Certificate Statement and print it out along with a copy of the Qualifying Product Document
  4. Take these documents, your sales invoice, and/or proof of payment to your tax professional when filing your 2023 tax returns. 

By following these simple steps, you can enjoy the benefits of energy-efficient window treatments from Hunter Douglas and save money on your taxes at the same time. 

Embracing an Energy-Efficient Lifestyle

Switching to energy-efficient window treatments is wise for your wallet and the environment. By taking advantage of the federal tax credit offered by the government, you can enjoy the benefits of Hunter Douglas products while contributing to a more sustainable future. 

And, when you shop at Luxe Home, you have access to a variety of high-quality fabrics and the expertise of our Hunter Douglas specialists to guide you through the selection process. We cater to every style and preference with a wide range of fabrics, including silk blends, sheers, velvet, and jacquards. Take the first step towards energy-efficient window treatments and start experiencing the many benefits. Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you transform your home – the energy-efficient way. We’ll take care of the installation too.