There is no better way to improving window insulating efficiencies in your home or business than with well-fitted curtains and blinds internally or with an awning externally. Creating a barrier to heat flow is essential for keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. A well-insulated and well-designed home provides year-round comfort, reducing cooling and heating bills considerably.
The premium method of insulating with any window furnishing is through the creation of air pockets and the reduction or elimination of gaps.
When considering curtains ensure that the curtains have a lined backing separate to the face fabric so as to create an insulating air pocket. Make certain that the curtains fold or “return” at the ends to reduce air flow and finish it off with a pelmet.
When considering blinds - fit the blinds inside the window recess where practical or if fitting to the outside of the frame ensure that the blind fits as close to the window frame as practical. Once again finish off with a pelmet.
To increase the insulating properties of your window furnishings consider fitting a sun filtering blind or a curtain with your primary furnishing.