Thermal Curtains: Good Looks And Energy Savings
Want to stay warmer, save energy (and money) without sacrificing style? We have two words for you: thermal curtains. These multi-tasking swaths of fabric will help dress up your space while providing insulation, which will keep your space more comfortable for less money.
So what are thermal curtains? Essentially they are double-layered curtain panels. They are made from a variety of materials, as are regular panels, but the back side is layered with an insulating material. This material does two things: it blocks sunlight, which keeps out heat in the summer months and protects furnishings and carpets from fading, and it keeps cold air from entering your home through the window during winter. Because of their insulating properties, thermal curtains can save you money on your energy costs year-round because you can keep your thermostat set at a higher temperature in the summer and a lower one in the winter.
These versatile curtains have other benefits as well. The insulation reduces outside noise, keeping your home more peaceful. Plus, many insulated panels function as blackout curtains, keeping out unwanted light that can interrupt sleep.
You donít have to give up good looks to get the benefits of insulated panels. Todayís energy saving curtains
come in a variety of styles and colors so they can fit into any decorating scheme. Many styles are machine washable, which can save you money on dry-cleaning. Prices are in line with regular curtain panels, so you donít have to spend more money to conserve energy.