When you are considering a change of window coverings in your home you may also want the other advantages that certain coverings will offer you.
Most window coverings will offer you some form of general protection from the sun from a shading point of view. However if you get a window covering that is of a better quality then you may also find that they offer some form of solar shading. This is will then give you a form of control over the amount of light and heat that is either emitted into the room or dissipated from the room.
Due to the fact you have such control over the heat and light it will allow the room to have better energy efficiency and a more comfortable place for the people in the room. You can often find that a high quality window covering will stop too much heat coming into the room whilst also taking advantage of natural sunlight and daylight. This will make your home more energy efficient and will reduce your utility bills.
If you have good window coverings then they will cool a room considerably and should hopefully stop any needs you may have additional cooling for it. As many modern buildings are often so well insulated they can often need little or no more additional heating. You will also find that many pieces of electrical equipment within these buildings also let off a lot of heat such as PC’s, copiers and printers.
You should always strive to have your room “comfortable” you can break this down into a few different elements:
Visual Comfort – This is when there is the ability to have a good view outside, and a decent amount of light coming in to ensure the view is recognisable.
Indoor Air Quality – This is where the quality of the air is of an acceptable standard to breathe comfortably
Thermal Comfort – This is where the temperature in the room is of an acceptable standard ie not too hot and not too cold.
Acoustical Comfort – This is where the window covering could be used to stop the noise through the windows.
In addition to these your window coverings can also dramatically improve the look of your room. If you add a splash of colour into a plain room it is incredible what a difference it can make. Likewise if you have a room with a lot of colour a blind that is a neutral colour can complement this nicely. You need to be careful when choosing your window coverings as they can sometimes be to overpowering for the room and make it look smaller than it actually is. To combat this a neutral shade with a light delicate fabric will help. Whereas if you used a heavier deeper coloured fabric which is heavily patterned this could make the room feel smaller than it actually is.
If you choose well you can make the room look fabulous and be energy efficient too!
About The Author: Glenn Parkin is a Home Improvement Expert from 247HomeFurnishings In The UK with an interest in Worldwide Environmental Affairs. They currently are expanding into the market of environmentally friendly window coverings from their website www.247blinds.co.uk.