With the Toowoomba winter definitely here, keeping warm is always on our minds. Here are some tips to keep your home warm this winter.
If you live in a poorly insulated home, and many of us do, you could spend thousands during winter on energy bills. The key to understanding how to keep warm is that you lose more heat by radiation to your surroundings than you do by convection to the air. This is why your house feels cold when you get home, even after you’ve turned on the heating; though the air may warm up, the walls take far longer to do so and continue to make you shiver.
One way you can overcome this problem and minimise your energy bill is to install Roller Blinds on your windows.
During the day, your windows let in more radiant energy than gets out; sunlight can enter through the glass, but the window is opaque to the infrared radiation trying to escape. At night, however, windows can get extremely cold, resulting in energy losses of 50-100 watts per square metre, equivalent to running an old-fashioned light bulb.
The best way to prevent this heat loss is to lower your blinds immediately after dusk. They provide an extra barrier to radiant heat loss, add insulation and reduce draughts. Roller Blinds raise the internal surface temperature by up to 15°C and, if you add curtains, you can make the room feel even cosier.
If you're looking for something to cover your windows that keeps the heat in this winter, call us at Complete Blinds today on 4639 2535 to organise your free quote!