How​ ​to​ ​Make​ ​a​ ​Room​ ​Warmer​ ​with​ ​Energy-Efficient​ ​Window​ ​Blinds

We are all aware that London can experience some rather harsh winters from time to
time. However, there is no need for the average consumer to suffer as a result. One of
the most efficient (and lesser-known) ways to enjoy appreciable heat within any room is
to employ energy efficient window blinds and thermal window coverings. Let’s take a
closer look at how these blinds function as well as their amazing benefits.

How to Make a Room Warmer with Blinds and Window Treatments

Many of us are unaware that glass is a rather poor insulator in terms of heat loss.
Although double-glazed windows will help to address this issue, the fact of the matter is
that we will often lose an inordinate amount of heat from the windows themselves. This
will inevitably cause a drop in temperature and as a direct result, our energy bills are
noticeably higher during the autumn, winter and early spring. Window blinds can help to
address this issue while providing you with a decidedly stylish appearance. What is the
logic behind this observation?

The Science Behind Thermal Window Blinds

You might be surprised to learn that energy efficient window blinds employ the
greenhouse effect within a home. The gap between the blinds and the window will
capture pockets of air that have been warmed by the sun. In turn, this air will then rise
and be distributed evenly throughout the room (commonly referred to as convection).
The opposite is also true. Blinds and similar window treatments will offer an additional
barrier which can help to reduce the heat that would otherwise be lost through the
windows. Even if these blinds are used in conjunction with single-paned windows,
consumers may be able to increase levels of heat retention by as much as 10 per cent!

What Types of Blinds are the Best Options?

The next obvious question involves understanding which types of thermal window
coverings offer the highest levels of insulation. In this respect, not all blinds are created
equally. Some of the most popular options are listed immediately below:

● Fabric and Venetian blinds.
● “Honeycomb” blinds.
● Block-out (or blackout) fabrics.

Venetian and fabric blinds are constructed from modern materials which exhibit
excellent heat-protecting properties during the colder months of the year as long as they
are properly fitted to the window. Textured fabrics are able to absorb more of the sun’s
energy while layered materials can trap heat and distribute it to the room.

Honeycomb blinds are another popular choice, as their hollow design is comprised
mainly of air. Air is a very poor conductor of heat, so any warmth already present is less
likely to dissipate through the window or its frame. Many honeycomb blinds are also
translucent. This design allows more light to enter even if they are completely closed.
Blackout fabrics are a final option. Not only will these provide you with superior lighting
control, but they help to trap warmth during the winter. Let’s also keep in mind that
blackout blinds can be ideal choices if you have been looking for an extra sense of
privacy or if you happen to live on the first floor of an apartment complex.

Keeping Style and Sophistication in Mind

While it is important to appreciate how to make a room warmer, we also need to take
style and ambience into consideration. Modern manufacturing techniques are able to
provide you with virtually limitless options in terms of style, textures and colours. In the
same respect, it is now possible to accommodate windows of nearly any size. After all,
blinds that keep heat in should also be visually appealing during any time of the year.
Have you noticed that your heating bills are on the rise? Do you hope to save money
without having to undergo more labour-intensive options? If so, energy-efficient blinds
and thermal window treatments are excellent options to consider. To learn more or to
speak with a representative, please contact Bright A Blind. One of
our experts will be glad to answer your questions as well as to provide you with useful
suggestions.

For more information call 020 7700 6000 or send an enquiry.

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