Enjoy an Energy Efficient Blind Installation

In winter we crank up the heating, keep doors and windows closed and wait impatiently for summer. However, as your energy bills are often higher at this time of year you should consider this expenditure and the levels of energy efficiency in your home. There may not be a “Beast from the East” every year but being proactive saves money which you can then treat yourself with rather than your energy supplier.

You’re probably familiar with the benefits of loft insulation, draught excluders and ensuring that you’re on the cheapest tariff available but how do you minimise heat loss caused by your windows, conservatory and glazed doors? Double glazing is more energy efficient than single panes; however triple glazing is not always more efficient than double, according to the Energy Trust.

Windows account for up to 30% of lost heat (www.energy.gov.) and that translates as a substantial saving if the correct remedial action is taken. In contrast, 76% of sunlight that pours in through a double-glazed window is converted to heat.

Solution:  Curtains? They may not suit the space, billow over the floor and into the living area. Curtains in a kitchen or near a wood or coal fire can be a hazard. Whole window shutters, Plantation Shutters, are excellent insulators but not everyone finds them attractive or compatible with existing décor.

Fitted blinds offer flexibility and reduce draughts; delivering energy saving attributes.  Automated blinds utilise smart technology, so you can operate them for the best heating and cooling effects, even when away from the property. Automated blind installations are child and pet safe.

Choose from manual fitted blinds and automated blind installations in styles including vertical, Roman, Venetian, roller and roof blinds, all affordable and made to measure in a wide range of colours, finishes, materials and sizes when you work with an industry leader like Smart Blinds, Based in Caversham and Thatcham they have over 20 years of experience to draw on, greater choice than many larger blind installation firms and you can enjoy 100% peace of mind with guarantees on work and professional installation.  

The wisest tip about blind installations, whatever their position, finish or fix type is to leave it to the experts. For peace of mind, accept that this is not a DIY task.

Perfect fit blinds in Venetian, roller or pleated designs rest within a perfect fit frame of white, anthracite or brown, and the fitted blind sits inside the beading of your UPVC window or door. There are no cords to tangle with.

Automated blind installations remove any effort; temperature and sun sensors are attached to the blinds to permit adjustments as the conditions change. This should save you money; your energy bills lessen as winter insulation and summer aeration are optimised; blinds work splendidly for you whatever the season.

Smart Blinds offers their own home automated system and can link to other popular platforms; they’ll be happy to explain how this will enhance your home and blind installation.

Why not contact them today about your ideal energy efficient window adornments.

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