Autumn is be fast approaching bringing along its colourful yellows and reds with that chill in the air. Our days will soon get shorter and our layers of clothing will get thicker as we approach the tail end of the year. One thing that will be certain is our energy bills will see an increase as the thermostats get cranked up and gas fires put on blast.
There are many ways that a home can release its heat which will cause you to use more energy to make up for the heat loss. Heat escapes through poorly insulated walls and glass (windows & doors), which is why it is important to tackle these issues head on to reduce the impact. Windows are a common factor when it comes to warmth evading the building and with modern homes designed with a lot of glass there is more risk of losing that heat. Double and triple glazed glass will help to trap heat and by integrating further window treatments you can increase the heat protection surrounding your glass.
External Blinds are commonly associated as just a solar protection product that will prevent unwanted solar heat gain from entering a building. However, they are much more than just a sun blind that provides protection from the sun. By installing a tracked external roller or roof blind you will be adding an extra layer to the glazing, trapping air between the fabric and glass which will help to slow heat loss from the home, reducing how high you need to turn your heating up and lowering energy bills. In fact, the ‘U’ value (which measures heat loss) of a double glazed window can be improved by almost 20% and a single glazed window by almost 40%.
Designed and engineered to the highest standards to ensure they are durable and robust to withstand our harsh winter weather, our shading solutions are a smart home improvement solution that will save you money on your energy (heating) bills this winter and when summer comes they will naturally air condition your property – clever eh?
Be one step ahead this year and apply a Caribbean Blinds smart window treatment to your home and save money on your energy bills. Find out more by speaking to one of our experts on 0344 800 1947