With energy costs continuing to rise at a high rate it is more important than ever to look at ways of saving energy. Even with new energy deals available for double glazing, cavity filling and external cladding you still get a much quicker return on your hard earned money with blinds, curtains or shutters.
Not only do these great products save you money year on year they very often transform the look of your property.
STAY WARMER IN WINTER
During the winter period the heat quickly dissipates through the windows. This can easily be reduced by installing efficient products from window blinds with the appropriate fabric and to shutters.
As much as 40% less heat is lost through a window with single glazing when a blind has been correctly specified and installed.
FREE ADVICE FOR WINTER PERIOD
During the winter period close the curtains/blinds or shutters during each evening to keep as much heat in the room as possible.
When the heating switches on in the morning the system will not have to run for so long bringing the room up to temperature. At certain times of this period have the product up/open first thing in the morning to capture the warm sun and close later capturing the warmth. This is ideal for the conservatory area.
STAY COOLER IN THE SUMMER
During the summer period the heat from the sun quickly heats up a room and becomes uncomfortable particularly in conservatories. Choosing the correct type of internal product can greatly assist keeping the rooms cool. Installation of an external shading solution offers even greater comfort levels and in the case of an awning gives you added great pleasure of being cool outside.
These measures will not only help on energy but also reduce harmful UV values preventing damage to carpets and furniture but will also prevent the majority of glare.
FREE ADVICE FOR THE SUMMER PERIOD
Many specified fabrics will have a reflective coating to assist with energy saving. In the morning bring down the blinds to prevent the room heating up allowing as much as possible heat to be reflected out. The correct choice does not require blackout blinds and therefore you can have plenty of light into the room and keep the heat out.
We will be pleased to advise on any of your requirements through our knowledge or by the use of shade specifier, a computer programme for the industry to give accurate advice.
As members of the BBSA we are affiliated member of ESSO (European Solar Shading Organisation). Esso represents the Solar Shading Trade Association from different European countries allowing us to give the latest best practice.