CURTAINS are the BEST insulator ! Here are some statistics for you. Vertical blinds win the worst prize for insulation, followed by roller blinds. Both have gaps where heat can escape through the glass. Plantation shutters are a little better but there are still some gaps.
A Fully lined curtain is by far the best option in reducing your energy consumption.
Most new homes are water efficient, appliances are energy efficient, we recycle our water and are spending $1000’s on solar heating but we are using more glass in our homes than ever before. Are we thinking about efficient window coverings ? Perhaps you need to consider investing than looking for a quick solution. Quality window treatments will last you 15 – 20 years and will save you money in the long run.
This article was written by catherine.martin