Window Blinds for Thermal Windows
October 11, 2010
Thermal windows are a great solution for those wanting to stop air loss and increase their home's energy efficiency. These types of windows typically have two or three layers of glass versus the single pane found in many older windows.
As windows and doors typically account for 40 percent of a home's heating bill, consider changing your windows, plus adding window blinds for thermal windows. These window blinds range in style from vinyl and aluminum to fabric blinds that are thicker and add more insulating power. They create a powerful block against temperature extremes.
Outfitting Thermal Windows
If you're in a colder climate, focus on the thickness of the blind, as every layer can make a big difference. Some window treatments, for example, include an extra layer of thermal insulation between the front and back pieces of fabric. Here are a few other options:
- Pleated window shades, as they add an insulating barrier between the window pane and home's interior.
- Cellular or honeycomb shades can take energy efficiency a notch higher. These have multiple layers sewn together to form compartments between the pleated fabrics.
Window Blinds for Thermal Windows: Energy Savings
As you stop the flow of air from the inside of your house to the outside, you naturally will decrease your energy costs. Costs will vary based on the style, material and size of the window. You'll likely spend $40 to $120 per window treatment to get all those energy efficient features.