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7 tips to stop the warmth escaping out the window with blinds

Posted on 31 March 2016


With all the talk around at the moment about energy bills, it's the little things we look to in our home to keep the costs down.
The NSW government "Save Power" website * states:-


"Windows are a big source of unwanted heat loss and heat gain in your home. Choosing the right window coverings mean you can improve the comfort of your home all-year-round, reduce your power bills by around $55 or more, and cut carbon pollution by 200 kg each year."

Our TOP 7 tips to stop the warmth escaping out the window this Winter are:-


1. Put something on the window. Anything you put on your window will help, as the cold is coming through the glass and into your home.  The thicker the fabric you use, the better. It's all about layers and pockets of air. The more you have or thicker the fabric you have, the better insulation.

2. Keep blinds, shutters or curtains closed on particularly cloudy, or cold days, and definitely at night. This is the time when the cold can come through your windows. The earlier you close the blinds in the late afternoon the better.

3. Put external Awnings down in the evening to add an extra layer of protection for your window and keep the coldest off the window.

4. Leave Blinds & Awnings up during Sunny Winter day so the sun can heat up the room, floor and walls.

5. Specially designed blinds for insulation against the cold coming off the window are called "Honeycomb Blinds." They have pockets of fabric that trap the cold air and slow down the transfer of cool air into your home. Some brands claim up to 20% warmer from installing this style of blinds.

6. Plantation Wood Shutters are an ideal insulator and can create a warmer room for you on a cold winter's night.  Shutters are thicker than most blinds and are a premium solution to insulating your home.

7. Ask a trained window furnishing consultant about how to get the best insulation effect with your new blinds, awnings or shutters. They will look at where the sun rises and falls in relation to the house, and what blinds, plantation shutters or awnings will be most effective. 

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