With the increasing cost of almost all the consumable items coupled with the current not so optimistic economic scene, every householder is inclined to follow some or the other cost cutting measures. The consumption, as the cost of energy continues to rise. A measure that has successfully been employed to reduce energy consumption is the use of thermal curtains. Though they have been in use since long, the awareness of using these as an energy cutting measure is getting popular.
These curtains are useful in conserving heat. A room with thermal curtains will go a long way in maintaining its desired hot or cold temperature as these restrict the leakage of room air thru windows. As there is a very small amount room air escaping the room with closed windows having thermal curtains, its temperature loss is considerably reduced, resulting to lower power bills.
Another feature often associated with thermal curtains is noise reduction. What most of the consumers seem to be unaware of is that there are other products available in the market to reduce noise more effectively. A very helpful feature of soundproof curtains is that these are hidden behind the insulating curtains without anybody seeing these. But, one would be able to appreciate the difference of noise level in a room that has been provided with soundless curtains.
If ever you tried to look for insulating curtains in the market, you would have been informed by the seller that such curtains block sound too. You may be aware that there is a test rating for noise reducing devices. The rating is known as NRC, and defines the efficiency of a noise reducing device or equipments. As a smart customer you should check for this ratting on the curtains that are sold as soundproof curtains. Every material restricts noise to some extent, but at the same time soundproofing quality of different materials changes at different frequencies.
A soundproof curtain, whether being used independently or in conjunction with an insulating curtains will certainly lower the level of noise in a room. A curtain with an NRC rating of 0.7 implies that it would absorb almost 70% of sound waves in a given space. It means that 70 percent of reverberations or echoes caused in a room by normal conversations, household appliances or by musical instruments are absorbed to the relief of the occupants of the home.
Soundproof curtains made from natural materials are also available. They are very economical as compared to other noise reducing materials like foam or fiberglass. The added advantage is that these are eco-friendly.
Like thermal curtains help reducing loss of temperature with the accompanied cutting of energy bills, it’s characteristic of soundless curtains to reduce noise. Making provision for soundless curtains at the back of thermal curtains is an excellent way of improving your personal living environments, while you make your contribution to maintaining a healthier overall environment.