As falling temperatures begin to force people to spend more time indoors, a tired decor will make even the most patient homeowners wish spring would hurry up and arrive. Now is the perfect time to redecorate, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. It only takes a few changes to make a really big difference. While you are planning your new room, don’t forget about the windows.
Keeping Your Home Warmer This Fall and Winter
During the day, open your blinds to allow the sun to stream in to heat the interior of your home. At the same time, the sun warms the air between the blinds and your windows. Then, after dark, close the blinds to keep the warm air trapped. Throughout the night, this warmer air will help to heat your home and reduce heat loss by acting as insulation between your warm room and the cold exterior of your house.
Shades are also a great option for your home. Like blinds, shades help to keep your home feeling more comfortable by trapping warm air, acting as insulation. Also, blinds can reduce interior heat loss caused by small cracks around your window frames more efficiently than blinds. One of the drawbacks of shades is that when they are open during the day, many of the benefits of shades are lost. Choosing transparent, translucent, or specially-designed shades that can let in sunlight while they are down is a good solution.