Winters in Indiana mean it is time to turn up the heat, and, in turn, the energy bill. Many of us just accept that it is expensive to keep our homes warm during the brutal midwest winters, but it does not have to be that way. Proper window furnishings can actually help you keep the heat in and the cold out to keep your family warm and your energy bill a little lower. While drapes are a popular solution for additional insulation, the right type of blinds can also help keep out the cold.
Which Blinds Insulate?
All blinds provide at least some help blocking out the cold, but not every kind of blind has the same insulating power. Some types of blinds are better at keeping out the cold than others. Honeycomb blinds, also known as cellular pleated shades are a great option for keeping the cold out. Their shape helps to regulate your home’s temperature and reduce energy consumption. The best part? These shades work year-round to keep your home at optimal temperature.
How do They Work?
A cellular shade is one of the best choices for keeping the heat in and the cold out this winter. The honeycomb pockets are the key to how these shades work. The honeycomb pockets actually trap airflow and limit the amount of heat that can transfer through the window. Cellular shades drastically reduce the radiant heat loss of most standard windows. There are many options available for cellular shades, and the number of cells and fabric used all contribute to the insulating power of these shades.
Professional Installation is Critical
Even the best cellular shades made of the most insulating fabric will not work if they do not properly fit the window. Your blinds must be snug-fitting in order to truly seal your window and prevent heat loss from the top or bottom. It is well worth hiring a professional to ensure your blinds are properly installed and at their maximum efficacy.
If you are sick of cold, drafty winters and want to make your home more energy-efficient, it is time to make the switch to energy-efficient window coverings. A+ Blinds has everything you need to upgrade your window coverings to stay warm this winter. We offer a free in-home consultation to help you find the best options for your home at a price you can afford. Learn more about how we will help you keep the cold out this winter with our selection of window coverings by contacting us.