Posted: August 15, 2023
Usually, the choice between patterned or plain window blinds comes down to personal preference and the existing decor of the room you are putting the window blind into. Whilst most people's go-to is a plain, neutral design, it can be a good idea to consider all choices and see them for yourself before making your mind up, which is why we always recommend potential customers to come down to our showroom to see many of our blind styles in person to really get a feel for the textures, colours and aesthetics of each fabric. Our locations are below:
Blaydon: Chainbridge Industrial Estate, 4-5 Tundry Way, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 5SJ
Forest Hall: 20 Station Rd N, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AD
Energy-saving blinds, also known as Cellular blinds, are commonly used to help insulate your home. They have increased in popularity due to the different styles that have come into the market. In recent times, the average household spends around £1,254 per year on power and heating, making it one of the most expensive costs for households in the UK. It's been well-documented that those energy costs are only getting more expensive, thanks to political and economic events outside of our control.
With the current economic and climate crisis, experts have warned households will struggle badly to pay their heating bills as we face one of the coldest winters in recent years. The increasing energy prices will leave many families without the amount of warmth they need, so other measures to manage temperature control and heat retention must be explored.
‘What are the best blinds for thermal efficiency?’ That's a question we’ve been asked a lot recently at A1 Blinds! In today’s world of rising energy costs, many of us are looking for ways to keep those bills down! And yes, blinds are certainly a great option.
There are, of course, other options you could consider. You could upgrade the UPVC doors and windows across your home... Sounds expensive! Or you could wear extra layers of clothes and buy a thicker duvet… Which sounds a little uncomfortable!
But by simply upgrading your window blinds to our thermal range, you’ll be able to reduce your home’s energy costs by up to 16%! Impressive, right?
We’ll explain more…
What are The Best Blinds for Home Energy Efficiency?
All blinds will help improve your home's energy efficiency in one way or another. Blinds add an extra insulating layer up at your windows which helps to keep the warmth in and prevents it from escaping through the windows.
During winter when the heating goes on and the gas bill goes up, naturally we all start to think of ways to improve our homes energy efficiency. You might have considered a new energy efficient boiler? Fitting better home insulation? Investing in new double glazing? Even triple glazing? All of which can be pretty expensive home improvements!
But have you ever considered draught-proofing your windows with roller blinds? Roller blinds improve energy efficiency. It’s a fact! But don’t just take our word for it, we’ll explain…
At A1 Blinds we produce the best roller blinds in the North East Region. Made to measure in house by our expert craftsmen, we’re able to tailor your blinds to meet your specific requirements! Our roller blinds improve energy efficiency, block out light and provide you with the privacy that you desire. For advice on choosing the best blinds for your home, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 08
As the cold months draw in (which they certainly are!), you’re probably already thinking of ways you can make your home warmer… without having the heating on 24/7 that is.
There are of course the usual ways of getting warmer. Putting a jumper on. Thicker socks. Warmer blankets. Winter Duvets. But have you thought about improving the place where much of the cold air is coming from? Your windows!
Let us introduce you to window insulation using thermal blinds and our top tips for energy efficiency…
What are Thermal Blinds?
We define thermal blinds as blinds that are designed to conserve energy in both winter and summer. Either helping to trap heat in your room or reflecting the sunlight off the windows. So, investing in new blinds for winter will benefit you in the summer months too! Thank us later!
Some blinds are naturally ‘thermal’ by design, some have a specific thermal lining, and some have a thermal treatment applied to the reverse. Either wa