REDUCE WINTER HEAT LOSS
There is alot written about insulating walls, ceilings and floors to ensure that your winter heating is more effective, however studies show that glazing is often the weakest link between 21-30% of the heat lost is through windows. The heat moves toward the cold so in winter the heat inside your home will try to go through a window to the colder outside. As the heat reaches the window it cools falls to the floor and then creates a cold draught as this air circulates back into the room.
Creating a warm, draught free home is extremely important to the health of you and your family.A recent University of Otago study showed a significant improvement in the self reported respiratory health of families who's homes were well insulated and draught free
to reduce winter heat loss through windows it is necessary to trap a layer of insulating still air between the window and the room. this can only be achieved with a tight fitting window covering and if you make the correct choice then savings of up to 40% can be achieved.
Two products that have shown greatly to increase the thermal efficiency of windows are Shutters and Thermacell Blinds. When a Thermacell blind is fitted inside a window jamb it fits tight to the top of the jamb, falls flat onto the sill and has a minimal gap of 3-5 mm at the sides. This is the tightest fitting blind or curtain you will find and so it will form an efficient layer of still air. As well as the air between the window and the blind the cellular structure of the blind the creates another insulating layer.
Our Thermacell Blinds have R values ranging from 3.79 to 4.19, the highest being the 12 mm Double cell. Two fabric types, 3 cell types, 3 cell sizes, 3 cord pull options and over 35 contemporary colour options are available to ensure they will suit any decor. You can choose from light filtering fabrics providing complete privacy to blockout range which will instantly plunge any room into darkness. Our Blinds all meet the worldwide Child safety standards with break apart safety tassels to prevent harm. or if you prefer two cell sizes have cordless operation.
Shutters are another product the gives great thermal insulation. Our range of shutters has an "R" value of 4.11 and reduces heat loss through the window by 30% when installed in a tight fitting frame. When the blades are closed the shutter is the equivalent of boarding up the window however you now have all the features of one of the most flexible window treatments available, fantastic lightblock and thermal insulation when the blades are closed plus privacy, light filtering and UV protection when you rotate the blades to the desired position.
Our shutter have unique framing systems that means we can effectively block heat loss from escaping between the shutter and jamb in out of square windows. One of the hardest windows to efficiently insulate with a window treatment is the double hung sash windows in old villas, however.our unique Facemount Hangstrip frame is the ideal solution to prevent any heat escaping from the notoriously draughty windows.
Insulate your windows now so that you can create a warm healthy and draught free home for you and your family this winter and during summer you will have two of the most effective window treatments to keep your home cool and comfortable.
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