Window Furnishings to Keep Your Heating Bills Down
With electricity prices continuing to rise and South Australia shivering through its coldest start to winter in more than 35 years, how can you keep warm without burning cash?
1. Honeycomb Cellular Blinds
When it comes to keeping your energy bills down, do as the Europeans do and install Honeycomb Cellular Blinds. Often under-considered, but hugely popular throughout Europe, Honeycomb blinds feature little pockets that trap air and form a barrier of insulation between the window and the room. Think of them as a big woollen jumper for your home, using the internal temperature to keep you warm. While these are incredibly efficient at minimising your energy bills, they also add a tactile and textural element to the overall design of your room.
2. Roller Blinds
It’s the most popular design option for a reason. Roller Blinds are a subtle and affordable solution to keeping your heating bills down. Around 35% of your home’s heat is lost through your windows. Therefore, closing your blinds immediately after dusk will help you maintain internal temperature without having to do anything else. With sheer blockout fabrics, textures and colours all available at Stan Bond, we’ve got the perfect design for any lifestyle.
They’re one of the most effective ways to maintain heat in your home, and they can complement any room. We have a broad range of Sawade Curtains, ranging from traditional to modern fabrics and cuts. The addition of a pelmet will also improve heat retention. Pelmets prevent the warm air inside your home coming in contact with the cool glass – further reducing heat loss through the window.
4. Harnessing the Sun
But, one of the most overlooked energy reducing methods you have at your disposal is the sun. Particularly in South Australia, even when it’s freezing, the sun’s rays still bring some heat to your home. And it’s totally free!
Let the sun enter your home as much as possible through the day – trimming or removing branches and shrubs that might block the sun from your window – then trap everything in at night.
For more information regarding these products and others, contact us on 8336 2066. Or visit our Campbelltown display centre at 5/511 Lower North East Rd.