Keeping the heat out of your house is important. And that’s not just because of comfort. Sure, comfort is a pretty good reason to keep heat out of your home. But you also have to consider things like energy efficiency. If you’re letting excessive heat into your home, you might end up relying on appliances more and more.
That means things like your air conditioner and ceiling fans will be working hard to cool you down. The result: big energy bills! Luckily, keeping heat out doesn’t have to be expensive: simply choose a good window covering. Window coverings are passive instalments that can keep heat out of your home very effectively. So let’s take a look at a few of the best ones.
Window awnings are a great way to keep heat out, without covering your window’s view!
Awnings are a reliable favourite when it comes to keeping the heat out. They mount on the exterior of your home, so they don’t take up indoor space. They are also incredibly durable, so you don’t have to worry about replacing them every few years. Then there’s the view. Unlike a lot of window coverings, awnings don’t obstruct your view. They’re there all day every day, working to keep the heat out of your home, and you will hardly notice! That is, apart from the drop in temperature.
Venetian blinds cover your window and keep out, but they’re the best at letting the breeze in
Venetian blinds are a bit of a designer solution to keeping the heat out. They’re famous for looking great in just about any home. And they have a particular advantage over a lot of other window coverings: they let the breeze in! Venetian blinds have mastered the ratio of keeping heat out and letting cool breezes in. When it comes to power efficiency and comfort, that’s the sort of equation that you want. But perhaps the most appealing part of Venetian blinds is their looks. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and designs. So you can get creative when you’re choosing some blinds, and pick some that really complement your décor.
Window shades are another great way to get privacy – white ones are also great at keeping heat out
Window shades are the best low profile covering for keeping heat out of your home. Mounted on nothing more than a low profile roll above your window, they’re hardly noticeable. That is until you need them! Once down, window shades to two things very well: they keep out light and heat. That means you can get excellent privacy, all day long. Of course, keeping out natural light is not for everyone. Often, that just means you’ll place more reliance on your electric lighting, which will use power as well. For that reason, we recommend window shades for homes with a few sources of natural light, in a few different directions. All you need to do is keep out direct sunlight, after all.
Curtains are an old favourite, but do they keep heat out: they mightn’t be the best but they do work!
Curtains are a classic window covering. And sure, they’re not the best of the best when it comes to keeping out heat, but they certainly do a commendable job. They more than make up for it, as well, with their stunning elegance. A good set of curtains can transform any living room, and their aesthetic value is something that’s hard to overlook.
Colour choice is important when choosing the best window coverings to keep heat out
Finally, make sure you pay attention to colour choice. White window coverings are the best for keeping heat out, as they reflect light very well. But that doesn’t mean your options are limited to white alone. Have a chat with the experts, and find the perfect solution for you.
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