With UK temperatures soaring into the high thirties this week, many Brits are doing anything they can to keep their homes cool. As climate change is predicted to make these temperatures more common in the UK, it may be time to start preparing the home for slightly warmer summers. Did you know that there is a solution that can not only cool the house during the summer but can also save you money in the winter months?
Blind experts at Unbeatable Blinds reveal that switching your regular blinds or curtains to thermal blinds can reduce the amount of heat entering your house by 75% and will save you up to 40% on heating bills once winter arrives.
How can thermal blinds keep my house cool?
When you think of the best thermal blinds, you usually associate them with warm, cosy spaces. However, thermal blinds can also be effective in the warmer, summer months too. Thermal Blinds are designed to offer incredible temperature control all year round. In the winter months when the temperature drops, thermal blinds create a layer of insulation and prevent cold air from entering your home. In the summer, they will also reflect heat and sunlight, preventing your space from becoming uncomfortably warm.
Aluminium coated blinds with honeycomb pockets are particularly good at regulating temperature as they trap air inside. This creates a thermal barrier between the window and your home, reducing heat loss by up to 40%! In the Summer months, this aluminium coating helps to reflect sunlight, stopping your space from getting uncomfortably warm and reducing 75% of heat entering your home.
How effective are thermal blinds?
Thermal blinds can be extremely effective when used correctly. The best thermal blinds are those fitted close to the window and are fitted within the recess as they prevent draughts. Thermal blinds will still make a difference if they are hung outside of the window, especially if there is a generous overlap of fabric to cover the surrounding of the wall. For your blinds to be most effective, they should be fully closed as any gaps will compromise their efficiency.
Can thermal blinds help me sleep better in the heat?
Yes! Not only will the blinds cool down the temperatures in your home by blocking out intense sun rays and warm air, but they will also block out light and sound. Although not fully noise cancelling, thermal blinds considerably lower the impact of outdoor noise, whether that be weather, traffic or your neighbours! These noise reducing blinds are the perfect choice even if you live in a busy environment.
A spokesperson from Unbeatable Blinds had this to say: ‘As the cost of living has grown in recent months, finding the right thermal blind for you and using it correctly can not only keep you cool during a heatwave, but they will significantly lower the cost of those ever-increasing energy bills this winter.’