Lavish Interior Blinds is based in Brisbane, South-East QLD, where summer is always just around the corner. When it’s not stinking hot, it is freezing cold, except for about three weeks of the year when you get a bit of a reprieve. Energy-efficiency is an important consideration, from a financial standpoint alone. On this page we’re taking a look at how your window blinds and shutters can improve the energy efficiency of your home or business.
Passive Energy-Saving Measures
Unlike devices like fans or air-conditioning, blinds don’t constantly chew electricity – they are a passive way to affect internal temperature. Once installed, they do their job and no further cost is involved. Here’s the Lavish Interior Blind range, in case you’d like to take a look at our solutions for South-East QLD:
Blocking The Glare
The problem with direct sunlight is that it heats everything up. Homes are made from many materials, which handle heat in different ways. Glass generally is a weakness, in that it allows heat and light to flow inside, heating up the interior. This is more pronounced when the property is facing directly into the rising or setting sun.
Blinds help with this, by blocking and deflecting the glare. After all, the interior of your home is for enjoying cocktails and watching the Bold and the Beautiful, not for sweating like a Northern Territory highway.
Mixing It Up
Even if you can’t live without your air-con or fans, blinds will still add incredible value to your domestic energy profile. Just as they help to block out the heat, so too do they help prevent the cool air inside from escaping. This means that cooling devices such as air-con don’t have to work as hard, reducing usage costs.
Blinds and shutters can be changed to allow cool air into the house. Whether you’re blocking hot light or allowing a cool evening breeze, being proactive gives you more control over natural options.
Made to Measure Blinds and Shutters
The best advantage of made-to-measure blinds and shutters is that they fit perfectly. We measure them up and adjust them to accommodate different-sized spaces. We have options like cassette roller blinds that block out 100% of incoming light. Talk to our team – we’re here to help.