Energy.gov states that approximately 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through windows, translate this in to pounds and pence and your heating bill is a clear culprit of stealing your hard-earned money.
75% of home window dressings remain in the same position every day. In the summer, you may keep certain window coverings closed to reduce heat levels, and in the winter, close them for heat maintenance.
What can you do?
Have new windows installed. Have you got the capital to spare? If all the windows need to be upgraded, that’s one tick in the box but you still need to reduce energy loss. More money.
Change to attractive, more energy efficient window coverings. This is a cost effective, minimal energy loss solution that provides an excellent return on investment.
Be wise about windows and energy consumption
Getting the correct window dressing in place to reduce energy consumption and loss is imperative. Shutters are not only a stylish feature, they can save you money. Shutters are arguably the most attractive insulation option on the market, they don’t consume space and they work with almost any design scheme.
Made to measure shutter installations are perfect.
Remember to factor in privacy and daylight expectations; renowned Reading window shutter experts, Smart Blinds, has so many style, finish and colour options to choose from, more than several national firms, that you’ll be able to source the match for your aspirations. Benefit from over two decades worth of advice, recommendations and quality guarantees. A marriage of functionality and aesthetics is a wise investment that delivers noticeable rewards.
Shutter installation options from Reading window shutters specialists include:
- Plantation shutters
This style is also known as full height shutters. The shutters cover the whole window area but often feature a divider rail so that part of the shutter can be left open and the other section closed, if preferred. Plantation window shutters provide outstanding insulation and reduce noise and light from outside the property.
- Solid panel shutters
These solid window shutters provide outstanding, unrivalled, insulation.
- Café style shutters
This shutter installation has the continental feel. Café shutters tend to be in rooms which are not overlooked because they conceal only the low section of a window which can impact on privacy. They are less expensive than plantation shutters but can allow more heat to escape.
- Tracked shutters
The shutters feature full height panels on runners. They contract like a concertina.
- Tier on tier shutters
Reading window shutters specialists find these are a popular option. Two sets of panels, one above the other in layers, can be operated independently. Easy to use and maintain.
Professional shutter installation of expertly crafted window shutters from industry partners secures peace of mind, confidence, no gaps or issues. Don’t fall in to the trap of thinking of shutter installations as a DIY task; you could hamper your energy saving efforts and enjoyment.
Today, why not discover your energy efficient, wow factor shutter installation possibilities and save more money than you expect.