In the current climate of sky rocketing costs that are making every household’s bills climb, many discerning homeowners are looking for ways to cut down on prices and make savings across the board. If aiming to cut down on costs, then look no further than your window dressing to help make significant savings on your bills every month as additional coverage can help to give an additional layer to the window area.
When windows are working at their peak performance level, enhanced by shutters, the requirement for heating in the home is reduced in cold spells and saves hugely on household bills.
Detailed studies conducted by the BBSA concluded that shutters are the most effective window dressing for heat control. Shutters can reduce heat loss in a room by up to 64% depending on the style of window dressing that is selected, the material of that dressing and how closely it is installed the window area.
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Improving the U-value of a home helps to keep costs low because the more energy efficient a space is, the cheaper it is to heat the space and lower as any heating can be comfortably maintained within any given room.
What is U-value?
U-value (or thermal transmittance) is the rate of transfer of heat through a structure, divided by the difference in temperature across that structure. U-Value is measured in W/m2 K and the better insulated a structure is, the lower the U-Value measurement will be resulting in lower the pricing to heat the space.
There are a long list of ways to improve the U-Value of a room but one of the most efficient and cost effective methods to do this is to ensure that the window dressing in place is the most effective that it can be whilst still offering a great look for the window that still pairs wonderfully with the decor of the room.