According to the Australian Window Association, windows account for approximately 40% of heat loss in homes. That’s why you should consider high-quality blinds with insulation properties.
Blinds help to reduce heat loss by creating a seal against the window. This stops warm air from escaping and cold air from penetrating through, allowing for effective climate control.
Therefore, you should opt for energy-efficient blinds for your home that provide optimal temperature control and allow you to save money along the way. There are plenty of blinds that offer heat control, including Venetian blinds and roller blinds. However, here are some of d-bLINDS‘ top picks that are known to promote energy-saving properties all year round.
Blackout blinds considerably reduce noise, cold, and heat levels in any room with their thick, room-darkening fabrics. Also suitable for privacy, they have special coatings that ensure complete darkness and a sufficient barrier is maintained between your window and room.
With a wide range of colour options, blackout blinds are completely practical and versatile. They can be recess mounted, face fixed, or set outside the window frame upon installation.
Roller blinds differ from other types in that they offer a cassette style. With blackout coatings like roman blinds and reverse roll options, they provide great insulation for your home.
They are often constructed with multiple layers of thermal fabric to reduce heat loss, protect against IV rays, and are an integrated window blind choice. This close installation to the window means that there is a small space for air to travel through.
Although they are highly efficient, roman blinds offer better insulation.
Roman blinds are perhaps the most popular choice for insulative blinds. They give homeowners various customisation options, including colour, shade, texture, and pattern. This means that you can weather-proof your home whilst complementing your interior.
All roman blind fabrics are coated with insulating treatments that can create three insulative options. These include light filtering, dimming, and complete block-out. They offer the best insulation when pulled down over glass windows completely.
Honeycomb blinds offer the best home insulation and are revered for their cellular structured fabric. Each hexagon functions as a compartmentalised air pocket which slows the rate of heat transfer. This allows for multiple layers of insulation.
Honeycomb blinds are not a traditional blind option, however, they do offer maximum customisation from opaqueness to colour.
Whether you want to keep your home warm in winter or cool in summer, honeycomb blinds offer all-year-round solutions.
Wooden venetian blinds
Wooden Venetian blinds are particularly good at keeping your home cool in summer. The tilt and close mechanism means that you control how much light penetrates your home.
Wooden slats can be customised according to your need to regulate heat (open slats) or insulate your home (closed slats).