How To Make Your Home More Eco Friendly With Blinds
At this moment in time, we are all trying more than ever to be a little more eco-friendly in our lifestyles. From recycling more to taking stronger considerations on the items we buy, we can all do our part to help the world become greener.
Something that you can do to make your lifestyle greener is investing in some eco blinds. Whether you want some Roller or Venetian style blinds, purchasing thermal blinds can help you save money and also help the environment at the same time, no matter what style they are.
What Are The Most Eco Friendly Blinds For Keeping Your Home Warm?
Perhaps the most important factor of choosing eco-friendly blinds is their thermal capabilities. Blackout roller blinds might be one of the best choices to go for if retaining heat is your main priority, but many of the blinds we stock have heat-retaining materials, so you are not limited to one style. Blackout blinds are made with thicker materials, meaning they are great at keeping out the cold and keeping the heat in, allowing you to use central heating less in the home, a win for your bills and the environment.
Thermal blinds, particularly Roman blinds which are the most insulating, are eco-friendly and also extremely beneficial to your home. Thermal blinds trap the air between the blind and the window, reducing heat loss. This means your home can remain warm, whilst also reducing your energy consumption due to less reliance on central heating, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the use of fossil fuels.
What Blinds Are Made From The Most Eco Friendly Materials?
There are a few types of blinds to consider if you want to be more eco-friendly in your choice.
Faux Wooden Blinds allow you to have the warm aesthetic of wood in your room, whilst also being made from sustainable materials. This type of blind is operated by tilting and closing the slats, providing more heat retention when they are completely closed.
Aluminium blinds are made from a recyclable metal, one that can be recycled multiple times, making it a great resource for those who are environmentally minded. Aluminium can be used to create sleek looking blinds, and we stock many of them in multiple colours, meaning you can have these environmentally-friendly blinds whilst still adding some flair to your home. These blinds are also a great option to use in the bathroom due to their resistance to moisture.
Cotton and Linen blinds are also great options for those with the environment in mind. These natural fabrics come from plants and are more sustainable than man-made fabrics such as polyester, whilst also being available in a number of different blind styles.
Tips To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly
There are a few simple things you can do to ensure you are using your eco blinds as efficiently as possible.
Open your blinds in the morning, by doing this, you are letting the sunlight into your home during the day, taking advantage of the natural heat provided. This way, you can warm your home without using the heating.
Then, close your blinds at night. This traps the heat you have built up during the day inside, but keeps the colder night air outside, keeping your home warm during the night.
You can also do the opposite of this depending on the weather. In the summer, if it is too hot, you can close the blinds during the day, keeping the hot sun out and preventing your home from getting too stuffy. In winter, keep the blinds closed until the sun is highest in the sky, this way you are only exposing your home to the elements when the sun’s heat is at its strongest.
By doing these simple things, you can help regulate your home’s temperature simply by using the natural temperatures in the environment, saving you from having to bother with heating or cooling mechanisms in the home.
The benefits of blinds are vast and can really improve the comfort of your home. By choosing blinds made from sustainable materials, you are actively helping the environment. See our collection of blinds to see what style suits your home best, we have a large array of sustainably made and thermal-capable products that could help you.