We’d all like to save money on our energy bills and an energy-efficient home is one of the easiest ways to do so. There are many changes you can make to ensure your home is as energy-efficient as possible, from big projects like adding extra insulation, to blocking out draughts.
Insulating your windows is one of the best ways to prevent heat escaping from your home, so which blinds are the most energy efficient? There are plenty of styles to choose from, so if you’re looking for some stylish blinds that will keep the heat in, read on for our handy guide.
Venetian blinds have a timeless style, but if you’re looking for high energy efficiency, then they’re not your best choice. These blinds are made of slats with gaps in between, which allows warm air to escape and reduces the blinds’ insulation properties. Save Venetian blinds for rooms which need less insulation, like the kitchen or bathroom.
Roman blinds are a great choice and you can add a thermal lining for increased energy efficiency. Roman blinds are made from one solid piece of fabric and they can be made to measure to ensure they completely cover the window area. They’re also available in a wide range of colours, patterns and fabrics to match your home’s aesthetic.
Roller blinds can be designed with either an under roll or over roll (this refers to the direction the fabric comes off the roll). For maximum energy efficiency, choose an under roll so that the blind unrolls against the window. This reduces the slight gap you get with over roll blinds and stops cold air from getting in.
Which fabric is best?
Blinds are available in many different fabrics, but which is the most energy efficient? Look for layered fabrics (e.g cotton or polyester) for maximum heat and light control. You could also choose blinds with an added thermal lining. Thermal blinds have great insulation properties and they’ll also block out light, making them a highly popular choice for rooms like the bedroom or living room.
If you’re looking for some new, energy efficient blinds for your home, get in touch with the experts at Blinds of All Kinds. We’re proud to offer a wide range of made to measure blinds for any space, including Venetian blinds, roller blinds and highly insulating Roman blinds. If you’re looking for something a little different, we also offer bespoke curtains, blackout curtains and window shutters, so give us a call today or contact us online.