Blinds are installed and used for many different reasons, mostly aesthetic, due to the beautiful designs and varieties available. But have you considered that Blinds can actually help you save energy, and ultimately reduce your household bills?
We will provide you with 5 great reasons why you should not only install blinds in your home, but also how to use them more efficiently.
Direct and indirect sunlight can very quickly increase the temperature in a room, especially rooms with large windows and patio doors. By closing blinds, you can maintain a more consistent room temperature, thus not having to increase the air conditioning when things heat up.
Equally, closed blinds will help reduce heat loss and also help protect the room from the cold air outside. Closed blinds actually add to the insulation of the windows, again maintaining room temperature, and helping to keep that temperature consistent.
So now you know you can reduce heating costs, and air-conditioning costs when blinds are closed. Blinds also can be energy saving when opened at the appropriate times. This may sound strange but think about a sunny winter afternoon, when temperatures outside are already dropping but it is still a sunny day. By keeping your blinds open on sunny winter days, you allow that lovely sunshine into your room to warm up the air further, thus maintaining room temperature.
Energy and Heat Storage
A less obvious reason is when the blinds are closed during a hot day. Heat can gather between the window and the blind itself. If you live in a area that cools down in the evenings and overnight it can be hugely beneficial to open your blinds in the evening to allow the trapped heat to permeate through the room, thus providing a little extra heat to keep the chill from the room, and keep you away from that thermostat for another hour or two.
Here in Australia, we get plenty of sunshine. Depending on your specific area, you may be constantly battling with sun, light and heat. Exterior blinds are designed specifically to deal with these problems.
Exterior Blinds are suitable for further regulating temperatures and influencing sun exposure to your home. They prevent almost 100% of undesired heat and light influence from entering a room. They can provide huge energy savings, and therefore cost savings on your air-conditioning bills. They can also add to the aesthetic appeal of your property.
Use blinds to divert direct sunlight away from your prized furnishings. Blinds are a great way to protect your favorite couch, recliner or mahogany bookcase.
So when to open and close blinds?
- Close your blinds on hot sunny days
- Leave your blinds open overnight
- Open your blinds in the evening
- Open your blinds during the day on sunny days
- Close your blinds early on cloudy days
- Close your blinds on very cold days
- Leave your blinds closed overnight
So if you wish to decrease your electricity and other costs, consider blinds when furnishing your home. We provide both interior and exterior blinds, with amazing designs that are sure to look beautiful both inside and outside your home.
Our philosophy at Blind Inspiration is to service our customers with a wide range of Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Venetian Style Blinds, and Plantation Shutters that are top quality and priced competitively. Blinds are also a simplistic, yet stylish way to enhance and create beauty in your home. Why not head over to our quotation page, and get a free Measure and Quote?