What Blinds are the most energy efficient?
“What blinds are the most energy efficient?”. This is one question we’ve been asked a lot recently at Fraser James Blinds, and with good reason…
With rising energy costs around the country, it is more important to keep those pesky bills down. And blinds are certainly a step in the right direction.
This is not the only option you can consider. Another option you could consider is upgrading the UPVC doors and windows in your home, but… sounds expensive and counter-productive when you want to keep costs down!
Or you could wear extra layers of clothes and buy a thicker duvet… Which sounds uncomfortable, not to mention impractical; imagine trying to cook swaddled in a duvet!
Upgrading your window blinds to our thermal range can reduce your home’s energy costs by up to 16%! Whether your home is small or large, this can make a noticeable difference in your monthly bill.
We’ll explain more…
Perfect Fit Blinds
Perfect-fit blinds are great for home insulation. Tailor-made to fit in your window frames, these innovative products are designed to fit the exact shape and size of your window to minimise gaps – this makes fitted blinds ideal for regulating the light levels, heat, and privacy of your space. Perfect-fit blinds provide effective insulation, which allows you to save energy on heating costs.
Perfect Fit blinds are ideal for any room in the home, and thanks to their no-drill fitting system, you can have Perfect Fit blinds installed without altering your home—just the peace of mind you needed.
Plus, with no screws or drilling required, perfect-fit blinds are excellent for lots of other reasons too!
Duette Blinds, also known as “honeycomb blinds”, are another tremendous energy-efficient blind option for your home.
Here at Fraser James Blinds, we offer a range of different Duette blinds suitable for various rooms, tastes and budgets.
Did you know that without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows, even with double glazing?
So, if you’re interested in a window dressing that could help reduce your energy bills in winter whilst keeping your home cool in the summer, we can help.
Another key benefit of Duette blinds is their thick, generous fabric. Not only does this bring a sense of softness and security to a room, but it also allows for excellent levels of privacy when the blinds are drawn.
Pleated blinds are one of the most versatile and practical window dressings available, offering a neat, functional, and attractive solution for any room in your home. Thanks to their unique construction, pleated blinds are extremely energy efficient, too, perfect for those cold winters.
Perfect-fit pleated blinds offer fantastic insulation and bring a unique texture to your conservatory, which can really set a distinctive tone. Pleated blinds are the best choice for the tricky conservatory roof, providing an elegant and coordinated solution that vastly reduces glare and helps save energy through effective insulation.
Our bespoke range of pleated blinds means you have a limitless choice when it comes to fabric and colour, suiting traditional and contemporary decor seamlessly.
Wooden Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds are also two excellent solutions for insulation. Wooden blinds will strengthen the decor of any bedroom, living room or office, bringing subtle style with efficient functionality, including precise light filtration and effective insulation to keep things cosy.
Wooden blinds bring a traditional elegance to any room, and here at Fraser James Blinds we design and install a range of wooden blinds to suit any interior. With over 28 natural wood shades available you’re sure to find the perfect tone for your tastes, from traditional oak to a more sleek, contemporary black, and more.
Faux wood blinds incorporate the same benefits as wooden blinds, however, they are less expensive, require less maintenance and are suitable for bathrooms and kitchens. When looking to be energy efficient, keeping the cost down of your home improvements can also be a bonus!
What Are the Benefits of Choosing Blinds for Home Insulation?
There are many reasons to choose window blinds for home energy efficiency. Not only are they a quick and simple method to combat increasing energy costs, but you’ll also benefit from:
- Reduced heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer
- Reduced energy costs (including heating, cooling, and lighting)
- Controlled daylight and controlled glare
- Improved indoor air quality
- Improved privacy and security
- Maintained views of the outside
- Improved thermal, visual, and acoustic comfort
- Reduced carbon footprint
How to Use Window Treatments to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient
Looking to make a big difference in your heating or cooling bill ASAP? Here’s how to make any blinds or shades more energy-efficient today:
- Raise or open traditional blinds during the winter to let your home soak up as much warmth from the sun as possible.
- Keep window coverings drawn over drafty windows to prevent swings in interior temperature—or allowing heated air to escape.
- Close blinds or shades during summer days to keep your home cool without needing to blast your air conditioning.
- Layer shades or blinds behind drapes to build a more effective thermal barrier.
What blinds should I choose?
If you have done some research but are still struggling to decide on the right style of blinds for you, try our blinds finder quiz. Simply answer a sequence of questions, and we recommend a style of blinds to suit your needs.
Alternatively, you can also use our blinds comparison tool to quickly compare the features of different kinds of blinds.
Top quality Blinds for Windows in Leicester, Coventry, Northampton, Nottingham & Derby
We believe every home deserves the best possible quality when it comes to blinds and window dressings, and here at Fraser James Blinds, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect blinds for your home at the best possible price.
From the bedroom and living room to the kitchen and conservatory, we supply and install a range of bespoke, custom, made-to-measure blinds to complement any theme, decor, or taste.
Contact Fraser James Blinds today to arrange a free home visit in Leicester, Coventry, Northampton, Nottingham & Derby, or the surrounding areas.