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Winter Series: Part 1/6 Energy Saving Tips That Can Save You Money!

Winter series: Part 1/6 Energy Saving Tips That Can Save You Money!

Here’s how installing blinds, shutters and awnings can save you money!

Energy efficiency and reducing heating and cooling costs are a big deal to most homeowners. And by installing the right type of blinds, shutters and awnings, you can save yourself a pretty penny when it comes time to pay those dreaded power bills…

We all love big windows.  But unfortunately, glass is a reasonably good conductor of heat. Which means that during the summer your windows bring the heat inside, and during winter they let it out.  In fact, it is estimated that up to 30% of your home’s heating energy can be lost through the windows!

By choosing appropriate window coverings, you can make a big difference to the energy efficiency of your home, business premises or rental property.  However, rather than bombard you with facts and figures, we’ve taken the time to list out the benefits of three types of window treatments. Blinds, shutters and awnings – and the reasons why they are great energy efficient choices.

do awnings save energy?Blinds

There’s a wide variety of blinds available on the market today, and obviously, some of them are more energy efficient than others.

Luxaflex Duette Shades are recognized as the most energy efficient window covering on the Australian market.  Their unique, honeycomb design traps a layer of air inside the shade. This acts as an extra barrier against the elements outside. For an extra layer of insulation, the Luxaflex Duette Architella Shades feature a ‘honeycomb within a honeycomb’ design. A guaranteed way to protect your home against the cold during winter and the heat during the summer.

Protecting your home from the elements does more than save you money.  It helps to make your living environment more comfortable and reduce sun damage to furniture and floor coverings.  Also, the health benefits can be far-reaching. Cold, damp homes are a recipe for allergies, colds and other sicknesses.

Awnings

You may be asking yourself  ‘do awnings save energy?’  The simple answer is ‘yes!’.  Installing a window awning on your home or business property protects the window from both direct sunlight and glare. They also reduce solar heat gain by 66% on south-orientated windows and up to 77% on west-orientated windows!

Retractable awnings have become a popular choice for many property owners. Why? because they can be rolled up or retracted during cooler months to allow the sunlight to filter into the property when it is most needed.

do awnings save energy?Shutters

Plantation shutters don’t only look amazing.  They also act as excellent insulators against both heat and cold.  Installing shutters on your windows will add a heap of character to your property and help save you a substantial amount of money on your power bill.

Shutters are custom fitted into your window area and there shouldn’t be any cracks for cold or warm air to creep in around the edges.  The overlapping louvre design helps to prevent the transfer of heat and cold through the glass, while the ability to rotate the blades allows the user to control the amount of light entering the room.

 

Call the team at Complete Blinds today on (02) 8824 7975 for more information on energy efficient window treatments.

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