Save on Energy Bills with Shutters and Blinds
“I feel sick writing this. The energy price cap’s now predicted to rise 65% in October, taking typical bills to a horrific £3,240/year, then rising again in January”
The price cap on how much energy suppliers can charge households will now change every three months from October, instead of every six months, regulator Ofgem has confirmed. Due to the current high wholesale energy costs, it means we’re likely to see price rises TWICE this winter.
How shutters can help save money on your energy bills
If heating your home is starting to give you energy anxiety, you’re not alone. Energy costs are rising, and it’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing.
The structure of interior shutters stops heat from escaping through windows and acts as a barrier against outside cold air entering the home. Shutters are constructed from a thicker material than curtains, which means they retain the temperature of your home, saving money on your energy bills.
What’s more, wooden shutters are thermally dynamic, meaning they reflect the outside cold before it reaches your interiors. Well-fitting shutters can reduce heat loss through windows by 58%.
How blinds can help save money on your energy bills
Closing window blinds help save energy in the winter since, during cold nights, heat is lost through windows. Closing the blinds will add some insulation to the windows, reducing heat loss. When blinds are made to measure and fitted professionally in your windows, they can insulate your home by trapping a layer of air between the blinds and the window. This creates a seal, preventing warm air from escaping and cold air from getting in.
By insulating your home with window blinds, you won’t need to keep your central heating on for as long or as often, reducing your energy consumption and keeping your heating costs down.
Installing Money Saving Shutters or Blinds
We offer free home visits with a measuring service so you get the perfect, bespoke finish for your home, call now to discuss your needs with our team.
Whether you’re looking for simple decoration or you have a specific look in mind, we’re always happy to help.