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How to Keep Your Home Warm in the Winter

DIY Shutters 15/11/2021 02:43:26 PM

Do you hate having to turn on the heating knowing the bill that is coming in January? Heating bills are escalating and shutters are a great way of not only keeping your home warm and cosy in the winter, but also helping to reduce your heating bills.


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How Are Window Shutters Energy Efficient?

According to Energy.gov, approximately 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through its windows. This shows just how having the right window covering can help keep your home warm in the winter. A major benefit of plantation shutters is that they can reduce your energy costs and save you money.

When closed, shutters have been shown to reduce heat loss through a window by up to 50%. They do this by creating an extra barrier or vacuum between your home and the windows - which curtains or blinds cannot do. This creates an insulating barrier that blocks heat escaping through your windows and allows you to stay warm in the winter without having to turn up the heating and your bills


   

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What Are the Best Energy Efficient Window Shutters? 

At DIY shutters we provide only the finest quality materials, so you know you are getting the best for your windows, your home, and the best value for money long-term. All of this will have a positive impact on keeping your home warm in the winter by reducing heat loss, improving energy efficiency, and reducing your energy bills
 

Hardwood Shutters

Our Hardwood Shutters are made from Paulownia wood and come in a range of finishes such as painted or stained and styles.

Faux Wood Shutters
 
Our faux wood shutters are made from PVC in the UK.  Faux wood gives the finish and feel of timber shutters with the advantage of maximin durability.


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Styles of Shutters

If you want the most energy efficient window shutters then we recommend Full Height Shutters. The shutters will completely cover your window and give you the greatest amount of insulation from the cold  when the slats are closed.
 
Café style shutters will leave the top or upper area of your window unprotected from the elements and would not give you as much temperature control or reduced heat loss as you would find from full height shutters.
 
However, an excellent alternative to the above options is our Tier on Tier shutters. You can have the choice of having your full window covered or having the top portion opened as and when you would like.
 
In the Winter evenings you can keep the top panels closed to keep the room warm and in the day, you can have it open to let in natural light while still reducing some heat loss by having the lower panels closed
 
   

So if you’re looking keep your home warm in the winter, reduce your bills and make your home more energy efficient then shutters are the way forward.
 

Remember, if you have any questions, our friendly team are here to help. Simply send an email to hello@diyshutters.co.uk. We can't wait to hear from you!