Energy Efficient Shades Make Sense – and May Save Dollars

Homeowners interested in cutting energy costs may want to consider installing energy efficient shades, which provide an effective layer of insulation to windows, keeping warm air in and cold air out in winter, and cool air in and warm air out in the summer. This added insulation can improve the thermal efficiency of your home and reduce energy costs by 25 percent or more.

But the savings don’t end with lower utility bills. Homeowners who install energy efficient window treatments are available for a tax credit that can cover up to 30 percent of the price of those treatments.

Tax Credit Details

The federal government’s tax credits – Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credits, under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – for energy efficient window coverings have been updated and are available until 2032.

These credits:

  • Apply to 30 percent of the purchase price and sales tax for energy efficient window treatments, up to a total of $1,200 per year
  • Do not cover measuring or installation costs
  • Apply to a range of window coverings. Hunter Douglas’s Duette® Honeycomb Shades are a primary example of the eligible products
  • Can be applied to federal tax reports for the year in which the eligible window treatments were purchased.
  • Are only applicable to homes used as a residence by the taxpayer. The credits are not applicable to rental properties, though renters who install these coverings are eligible for the credit
  • Victor Shade will provide you with the necessary paperwork to share with your accountant.


It’s important to understand the difference between these tax credits and a tax deduction. A tax deduction reduces a taxpayer’s taxable income. For example, a taxpayer who earns $50,000 and receives a $1,000 tax deduction would have taxable income of $49,000 after the deduction. However, a tax credit is applied directly to taxes to be paid to the government. For example, a taxpayer who owes the federal government $15,000 in taxes and earns a $1,200 tax credit would see her/his tax bill decreased by that $1,200, to $13,800.


Get to Work on Your Tax Credit Today

There’s no time like the present when it comes to cutting utility bills and reducing taxes. Learn more about energy efficient custom window treatments, how they can add beauty to your home while reducing energy costs and taxes today. Not all window coverings are eligible for this tax credit. Be certain to consult with our experts and determine which product are in fact eligible.

Visit our new showroom – located at 11477 Page Service Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 – to shop for energy efficient window treatments and consult with our team regarding which products best meet your needs and are eligible for tax credits. You’ll find we have a tremendous selection of blinds, shades, outdoor solar shades, motorized, smart home compatible window treatments, and products from Hunter Douglas and other select manufacturers.


Victor Shade Company has been providing exceptional service to customers for 125 years. We’re here to show you your options, help you choose the right window treatments, and install high-quality products for you perfectly, every time. Visit our showroom or contact us today for a complimentary consultation!