How Window Blinds Can Help With The Cost Of Living

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It’s that time of year when the evenings draw in, the leaves turn brown and the wind starts to bite. We’ve got Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas to look forward to, but there’s also some concerning headlines in the news. The cost of living crisis has already hit hard, and with energy bills increasing, many people are anxious about keeping their homes warm in the coming winter. 

Here at Appeal Home Shading, we recognise this is a trying time, and it’s understandable that people will be reluctant to spend money on things they see as ‘extravagant.’ However, we also believe that making a few sensible purchases now will save money in the long term. And believe it or not, window blinds can help.

Save Money With Window Blinds

When people think of window blinds, they rarely consider them as a tool for keeping warm. Window blinds are a stylish way to control the light and shade of a room, but they also have a big effect on temperature regulation. All window blinds, regardless of make or style, have insulating properties. 

They do this by forming an extra layer between your home and the outside world. You may already have double or even triple-glazed windows installed, but a set of blinds adds another barrier for trapping heat. Whether you’ve got conservatory roof blinds, roller blinds, or something else entirely, they all help to varying degrees.

Honeycomb Blackout ClearView Gable-End Blinds

Thermal Blinds From Appeal

That said, if you’re serious about keeping your home cosy without putting a strain on your bank account, the best option is to consider installing thermal blinds. These blinds were specifically created with heat retention in mind and are some of the most energy-efficient designs on the market. 

Available in both Honeycomb and Alu-Pleat® designs, these blinds are a great way to keep your home warmer as the outside temperature drops. The Honeycomb variant have a hexagonal shape filled with air pockets and can reduce heat loss by up to 46%. Alu-Pleat® blinds meanwhile, are made with a light-filtering fabric that helps maintain a constant room temperature. They have an aluminium backing that makes them very effective at reflecting the sun’s rays during the summer and are often used in large, floor-to-ceiling installations or conservatory roofs.

thermal blinds for conservatory


Stay Warmer This Winter

With the current economic climate in the UK, we recognise you may not be tempted to spend more money on home improvements. However, we would still encourage our customers to think about installing window blinds. Our blinds are long-lasting and durable, so they’ll reduce your energy bills for years to come. And anything that alleviates the pressure of the cost of living crisis is worth investing in. 

If you’ve been inspired to install a set of window blinds, or would like to know more, please feel free to contact us today. We can find the right choice for your home. 

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