Dene explains why close fitting blinds and curtains save money on heating and cooling costs. By preventing unwanted heat and cold entering the house close fitting window treatments stop convection currents over glass. So less heating and cooling is required.
Installing Energy Efficient Blinds in Pictures
Now these blinds may be very good from a privacy point of view, but they are not ideal from an energy point of view. They are not sealed at the top at allow air to flow over the glass.
We are replacing all of the old window treatments with close fitting blinds that have insulation in them.
Windows are a high priority item in our energy smart retro-fit because they can be one of the biggest energy wasters in the house.