Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Blinds In the Home Can Save you Money this Winter

With energy bills rising at an alarming rate, we have to look at other methods to keep our homes warmer.  Double glazing, Cavity wall and Loft insulation can all help keep the home warmer for longer, BUT did you know that blinds and shutter can also improve efficiency. With the help of our chart below you can see that blinds is one of the best way of saving energy and cost during the winter months.


 













































 

Technology


 



Saving/year (£)


 



Installed cost (£)


 



Payback (years)


 



CO2 saving/year (kg)


 


Blinds

 


96

 


500

 


5

 


478

 


Loft Insulation 0-270mm

 


180

 


300

 


2

 


730

 


Loft Insulation 100-270mm

 


25

 


300

 


12

 


110

 


Cavity wall insulation

 


140

 


500

 


4

 


560

 


Single glazing todouble glazing

 


 

170


 


 

2,500


 


 

15


 


 

680


 



The graph shows that blinds, when installed on single glazed windows is competitive with the other domestic energy saving products. The blinds have a short payback time of years and can save £96 per year on heating bills.


Source - http://www.shadespecifier.org.uk/uploads/pages_7_516e92154603c.pdf



Blinds In the Home Can Save you Money this Winter

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