Here in Australia, we get to battle some pretty brutal summer months drenched in powerful rays of sunshine and bereft of much-relieving breeze. Likewise however, our winters can also reach pretty low temperatures, turning us into shivering little miserable bundles.

Keeping your house cool in summer and warm in winter can cost you financially while also putting unnecessary stresses and strains on the environment. One of the main ways heat is transferred in and out of the house is through windows; therefore, choosing the right window furnishings can help to maintain the temperature of your home at an ideal level.

With such a wide variety of fabrics available when it comes to custom-designing blinds for your home, it actually becomes pretty simple to invest in a window covering that will give you as much insulation as possible. Now you can keep comfortable during extreme weather without the need to turn to high-tech air conditioning or heating systems that are expensive to install and spend their time chewing up electricity.

Which blinds offer the best energy efficiency?

Honeycomb blinds are one of the most efficient ways to save energy. The design of a honeycomb blind creates an air pocket between the room and outside environment (similar to the mechanics of double pain windows). This air pocket reduces the transfer of heat from one side to the other. Because of their design, honeycomb blinds also sit very close to the edges of the window frame when a recess mount is used, meaning there is very minimal light entering.

Roller blinds
offer a convenient and cost-effective way to increase the energy efficiency of your home. The best option is to choose a blockout fabric. When closed, a blockout blind will prevent all light from entering the room and drastically reduce the amount of heat entering a room.

Visionwood Venetian blinds
are made from high strength PVC that does a great job of blocking the transfer of heat. In addition to this, the flexibility of light control helps to maintain the temperature of your room.

If energy conservation in your home is a priority, consider having a chat with one of our design specialists. We are always willing to talk you through the benefits of the different options of blinds available so you can make sure you are installing the best product for your needs. No matter if you live in Australia’s hot and humid northern cities or those cooler locations south, DIY Blinds is sure to have the right window treatment for you.