We’re all becoming more environmentally aware, and are taking steps to help reduce not only our energy consumption and impact on the environment, but also the amount of money we spend on our energy bills.
With an average of 10% of each household’s income spent on fuel, it’s not hard to understand why people are looking for ways to cut down their consumption and save money.
Improving Energy Efficiency at Home
There are a number of ways to do this, from installing insulation in your loft or cavity walls, to upgrading your windows and doors and using energy-saving light bulbs, all of which vary in initial costs, but which can save money in the long run. Perhaps one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to help conserve energy and keep your home warmer is to fit blinds and curtains in your property.
Energy rated blinds can have a significant impact on your energy bills, as their insulating qualities can help to retain heat in winter and reduce the impact of the sun during the summer, thereby keeping your home cooler.
Energy Efficient Blinds
All blinds and curtains have an insulating effect, but where energy rated blinds differ is their construction. Manufactured with a special coating, their energy performance is extremely effective.
In order to ensure the best possible performance from energy rated blinds, the fabrics used during construction have been thoroughly tested, and each has a different rating, depending on how well they insulate. This determines just how efficient they are when it comes to keeping your home warm, with some helping to reduce energy bills by up to 15%.
As with any blinds, there are a number of types of energy rated blinds, each of which is constructed in a different way using different fabrics, so it’s important to be aware of your requirements and find blinds to suit. Whether you’re looking for blinds for your conservatory, bedroom or skylight, there’s an energy rated blind available, and most can be made to measure.
Of course, energy rated blinds aren’t a requirement in order to save energy and reduce your fuel bills. All blinds – and curtains – have insulating properties, and can help to conserve heat in winter and keep your home cool in summer.
Available in a wide range of styles and fabrics, including blackout, you can be sure that there’s something to suit your requirements – whether you’re looking for blinds for your whole house or just one room.
Fraser James Blinds have a huge range of blinds, made to measure curtains and shutters available. Their team can advise on the most suitable window covering and are more than happy to come to your home to showcase their ranges or provide a full measuring and fitting service, to ensure that your blinds fit perfectly – helping to keep the draughts out and the heat in!