With temperatures set to soar this summer, it’s important to find the best window coverings that will protect your home from any unwanted summer heat. Window coverings are not only used for decoration and privacy but also for insulating the home.
Up to 87% of the summer heat can be gained through unprotected glass windows and doors, causing our homes to heat up rather quickly. By installing window coverings, you can protect your home and cut down the cost of overworked cooling appliances such as air conditioners. Here is a list of window coverings that will help to protect your home this summer.
When it comes to buying insulating blinds for your home, Honeycomb Blinds are the superior choice. Honeycomb Blinds are specifically design with insulation in mind. Their uniquely designed cellular structure creates an airlock within the cells, trapping the summer heat and preventing it from entering the home.
Honeycomb Blinds come in an array of different model options to suit a range of different window styles and personal preferences. The Honeycomb Blind cellular structure comes in both single and double cell options, depending on the level of insulation required.
Similar in look to curtains with the functionality of a blind, Roman Blinds are a great choice for protecting windows from the summer sun. If you have a classic interior decorating style and want a similar look to curtains, then Roman Blinds are the answer.
Roman Blinds come in blockout fabric and in an array of different colours to suit any décor. The Roman Blinds blockout lining helps to create that extra layer of insulation for the home and creating a barrier between inside and out.
A typical Australian window covering choice, the Roller Blind suits all décor style as an unobtrusive option. The Roller Blind comes in a wide range of fabric colours and patterns, with a solution for every home.
The Australian Made Roller Blind helps to add a layer of protection for windows and glass doors. For an extra layer of protection, opt for blockout fabric and stop the sun from entering the room.
Blockout blinds are a great solution for those rooms in the house where complete darkness, such as bedrooms or media rooms. Not only do blockout blinds allow you to have 100% privacy, they also blockout the sun completely helping to insulate the home.
Blind types such as Honeycomb Blinds, Roman Blinds and Roller Blinds, all have blockout fabric available. Blocking the sun from entering your home with blockout fabric compared to a light filtering fabric, allows less sun to enter the home which means less heat gain in those scortching summer months.
Energy Saving Tips
Summer time in Australia can be tough, especially on our energy bills. With such a reliance on cooling appliances to keep the home at a liveable temperature, this is costing the average Australian household up to 40% of their energy bill. Adding window coverings to the home isn’t the only way to help reduce energy bills. Here are a few tips to help you get through summer without bill shock.
- Keep blinds drawn during the day and at night open them up to allow the cooler air to flow through the home
- Similar to the above, keep your doors closed during the day and open your doors at night to allow for cool air flow
- When using cooling appliances, try to limit the use of the appliance by only cooling the room you are using or planning to use
- Ensure ceiling fans are clean and dust free to maximise its potential
As temperatures around Australia start to heat up, it’s important to find ways to protect your home from the heat without relying on cooling appliances such as air-conditioners. By covering your glass windows and doors you can eliminate up to 87% of the summer heat entering the home and choosing specially designed window coverings such as Honeycomb Blinds to increase your home insulation.