Blockout blinds act as an effective visual barrier, usually preventing most light from entering a room.
Not only are blockout blinds a great choice for rooms where privacy is needed, but they’re also perfect for use in bedrooms to prevent early morning wake-ups when the sun rises earlier than you do.
At Bay Blinds & Doors, our blockout blinds aren’t just useful for controlling light, though; they’re also an important aspect of proper temperature control inside the home.
Blockout blinds offer a simple and cost-effective way to keep your home warmer in cooler weather. For further information or for a quote, please get in touch with us!
How Blockout Blinds Keep You Comfortable in Cooler Weather
Blockout blinds can play an important role in insulating your home, preventing heat loss in cooler weather, and reducing overall energy spend during the winter months.
In cooler weather, energy use often rises because we spend money heating our homes to a warmer temperature. Blockout blinds can help you to reduce this spike in energy use by protecting your home from losing heat when the temperature drops outside.
This is because blockout blinds trap a layer of air between the blind and the window, effectively form another layer of insulation.
Blinds can be a huge energy-saving option for homeowners who experience heat loss through their windows, and research shows that windows are one of the largest sources of heat loss in most modern Australian homes .
Blockout blinds can keep hot air out during summer, and warm air in during the winter. This way, they’re perfect all year round, helping to keep your home temperature and comfortable without raising your energy costs in the way that constant heating and air conditioning does.
Which Blockout Blinds are Best for You?
If you’re looking for blockout blinds specifically with insulation in mind, it’s best to look for blinds made from heavier, thicker fabrics, as these will be most effective in preventing heat loss from your home.
Since blockout blinds are designed to prevent light from entering a room, most blockout blinds are available in darker shades, and these, too, may be more effective in controlling the temperature of your home during the summer and winter months.
Why Insulate with Blockout Blinds?
Homeowners today have many options available to them when it comes to insulating and warming a home.
From efficient heating systems and air conditioning to cavity wall insulation, there are plenty of ways in which we can all make our homes more energy-efficient.
However, most of these systems cost a great deal more than blinds; wall insulation can set you back thousands of dollars, and heating your home inefficiently can waste a similar amount of a number of years.
Installing blockout blinds is a simple, cost-effective way to permanently insulate your home for good.
Get In Touch
Windows are a huge source of unwanted heat loss and heat gain in the home. If you’re considering blockout blinds as a cost-effective route to keeping your home comfortable all year round, call 0414 320 148 our team today to discuss your options.
Our friendly advisors are always happy to discuss our full range of blockout blinds over the phone or in person.