If previous years are anything to go by, winters only look set to get colder each year. As a result, homeowners are naturally looking for new ways to reduce heat loss within the home while at the same time take control of escalating heating bills.
Luckily for such homeowners however, shutters are proving to be one such way to help improve your homes energy efficiency, so much so that homes with window shutters installed even boast a much better energy efficiency report when being sold.
Recent statistics have shown that shutters can have a huge impact on the home, helping reduce heat loss through windows by over 50%. If that isn’t an effective way to reduce heating bills, we’re not sure what is. That means your window shutters won’t just look great, but they’ll help keep your home even more energy efficient and save you money in the long run. That sounds like an investment you can’t afford to miss.
Windows Shutters: An Energy Efficient Addition To Your Home
If you’re looking for ways to conserve energy, then our Diamond Shutters could be just the ticket. Window dressings such as these not only help reduce heat loss in winter, by keeping the heat within the home, but they also help reduce heat gain in the summer too, reducing the need for air conditioning. Solid window shutters are fantastic insulators, being able to trap cold air between the shutter itself and your window, providing an extra layer of insulation.
According to the government agency energy.gov, around 30% of the homes heat is lost through its windows. Adding this particular window dressing to your home would therefore aid in reducing that 30% loss. The exact amount would of course depend greatly on the type of shutter installed, the season and of course, how you use your shutters.
Window Shutters Prevent Heat Loss
When your window shutter panels and louvres are set to closed, they can help reduce heat loss by more than 50%. Add in secondary glazing and you’re looking at a heat loss reduction of nearer 60%.
Combine curtains on top and you get the picture – the picture’s warm. While heat loss from windows can be complex, adding in additional layers of insulation needn’t be and with our range of wooden window shutters, you can add in a stylish addition too.
Blocking out those money draining draughts won’t just leave yourself feeling more comfortable, it’ll leave your wallet feeling noticeably more comfortable too. Winter heating bills will be reduced thanks to this far more effective solution than curtains and blinds alone.
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Today
If you’d like more information on shutters available, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Rest assured we’ll do our utmost to get back to you as promptly as possible to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible this winter. Call 020 8302 2447 now or use the contact form on our website.