Are thermal blinds any good?
Thermal roller blinds are a great asset when it comes to retaining heat inside a room. They are constructed with a layer or multiple layers of thermal material which helps prevent heat loss. However, they will only be effective when they are down, so you’ll need to have double glazing as well.
Do thermal blinds keep heat in?
Thermal blinds will help to keep heat in during the winter and help to keep your home cooler during the summer, but don’t expect them to replace or be as good as air-con.
What blinds are best to keep cold out?
The best types of blinds that help keep cold out are the ones made from fabric. The ones with slats such as venetian blinds are better for the summer as they allow heat to escape in between the slats. Honeycomb blinds are a type of fabric roller blind that are great insulators as well as sun blockers.
Are thermal blinds as effective as curtains?
Because blinds leak more heat from a room, they also decrease indoor heat gain more efficiently in the summer, by around 45 percent, which can lower your AC bills. Curtains, which leak less heat, reduce indoor heat gain by only 33 percent in the summer.
Do insulating blinds work?
Believe it or not, your blinds do have an insulating effect on your home. You probably don’t think of that when buying them, but they do have energy-saving benefits because of their insulating property. According to Alliant Energy, cellular shades can reduce up to 62% of the heat that transfers through a window.
Do thermal shades work?
Yes! Thermal curtains work effectively during both winter and summer. Medium- to light-colored curtains with a white, thermally reflective backing can reduce heat gain during the summer by as much as 33% by reflecting solar radiation. The orientation of the window also affects energy efficiency.
Do blinds stop heat loss?
When the sun goes down, close them tightly to insulate your home and reduce the amount of heat that can escape. Carefully selected blinds can cover your windows and reduce heat loss, helping you to keep your home warm without straining your personal finances.
Can blinds keep the cold out?
The answer is ‘yes’, certain types of blinds will trap a layer of air between the fabric and the glass, helping to keep out the cold coming in from your windows. Professionally fitted blinds can be an energy efficient way to keep the heat in and the cold out.
Which blinds are warmest?
Blinds made from high quality thermal fabrics are the ideal option for keeping the heat in your home, blackout blinds by their nature tend to be a thicker fabric so if you don’t want to go down the route of specific thermal blinds, blackout might be your next best choice.
How much difference do thermal blinds make?
In general, the lower the U-Value, the less heat loss. Therefore, you are looking to reduce the U-Value of your windows when you install thermal window blinds. In general, a standard double glazed window would have an approximate U-Value of around 2.8 – 2.9.
How much insulation do blinds provide?
Typical horizontal blinds have an average R-value of 2.5 while honeycomb shades are better insulators and have an R-value between 3.25 to 5.0. By increasing the R-value of your window coverings you can decrease your energy bills. Window treatments can be the greatest investment for energy savings.