As the hot months get ready to leave us in peace we enjoy some of the milder autumn weather before winter hits. When winter does arrive you notice all the draughts and chilly spots in your home that you very quickly forgot about during summer.
If you are lucky enough to have a heater and some extra blankets then you will be set, but running a heater in winter can end up costing you more on your gas or electricity and so the less you can use your heater the better.
With this is mind it’s a good idea to combine your heater, or just use your blankets when they are enough with the use of blinds to keep the warmth in. A chat to our professional team at Image Blinds will soon point you in the direction of which blinds are best. In the meantime here is some brief advice.
Blinds that help keep in the heat
There are quite a few choices of blinds available to help keep the heat in your home during colder months. Timber venetian blinds make a good option as their looks naturally add a warm feeling to a room anyway, but timber is a great insulator.
Other options are choosing other style blinds such as roller blinds or others but not in vinyl or plastic. Choosing a good quality woven fabric, and block out fabrics, means that the thicker material acts as a barrier, which is better to keep the cold out.
One of the key factors in your blinds keeping the heat in is that they are well fitted to the window. That’s why it’s best to have an experienced team member give you a measure and quote. Measuring windows yourself leaves too much error for blinds and you could end up with gaps that let the cold seep in and the heat to escape.
Using your blinds to trap the warmth
Using your blinds wisely to keep the heat in when evening comes is important. During the day when it is sunny, open your blinds and allow the winter sun to stream in. The winter sun can still warm your home so don’t keep blinds shut during the day.
As the cool of the afternoon comes, close the blinds to trap the warmth of the house, keeping windows closed too. As the evening moves on, if you find it is too cool then this is when you might like to incorporate the heater, keeping blinds closed to keep warmth in and cold out.
For the best choice in blinds to keep your home warmer in winter, contact us at Image Blinds today.