Getting More Out of Your Energy-Efficient Shutters
Many Brisbane homeowners have installed window shutters on the basis of their appearance and not much else. Little do they know that window shutters can improve the value and comfort of a home, especially when you choose energy-efficient products from Guardian Screens and Shutters. In this article, we’re exploring how you can get the most out of your energy-efficient shutters.
The Aerofoil Elliptical Blade System
At Guardian Screens & Shutters, we’ve designed a one-of-a-kind aerofoil elliptical blade system that helps to increase your home or business’s wind energy ratings. Our residential and commercial shutters can save up to 40% of the energy that is typically lost through windows, meaning your cooling and heating systems don’t have to work as hard throughout the year.
Whether you choose horizontal or inclined panels, aerofoil or box section blades, you’ll enjoy aluminium louvre solar shading that is totally adjustable to your needs. Aluminium shutters benefit your home by:
- Reducing solar heat gain
- Giving you control over the type of blades that will suit you
- Adjustable blade orientation – up to 90º manoeuvrability
- Matching blades to Icarus fixed louvre units, vertical units, Icarus Patio and Loggia sliding units
With our aerofoil elliptical blade system, improving your energy efficiency is as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. Adjust the Shutters to Control Sunlight
In the summer months, it can be a battle to keep your home at a bearable temperature. It is even more difficult to keep an eye on the moving sun as it breaks through into different parts of the home over the course of a day. Inevitably, you end up reaching for the air conditioning remote and blasting cold air through the house 24 hours a day. This will only lead to increased energy usage and higher electricity bills.
When you take control of your shutters’ orientation, you will improve your energy efficiency. Closing shutters on the eastern exposure of the house in the late morning and on the western exposure during the afternoon helps to prevent cool air from escaping and keeps the sun’s heat from infiltrating your home.
2. Insulate Your Home in Winter
Similar to summer, winter poses many opportunities and challenges when it comes to saving money on your energy bills. Shutters are ideal for keeping out the cold because of their strength and resistance to wind.
The main goal in the winter months is to keep the warmth in and the cool air out, and our blinds at Guardian Screens & Shutters have been tried and tested to help you through this battle against the cold. Considering windows are one of the main culprits of energy loss, you’ll love how our aluminium shutters can save up to 40% on temperature loss in your home.
3. Save Money on Heating and Cooling
Using your shutters more efficiently is an often-overlooked method of bringing down your energy usage. By following a simple routine, you can use your aluminium shutters to your advantage instead of pumping more energy into your air conditioning and heating systems.
In our harsh Queensland weather, the initial cost of new window shutters, such as aluminium shutters with aerofoil elliptical blades, can quickly pay for itself in energy savings.
Speak to Guardian Screens & Shutters
If you are looking to get more out of your shutters than simply aesthetics, a great place to start is through saving energy, saving money, and even helping to save the environment. To learn more, get in touch with Guardian Screens & Shutters in Brisbane today on 07 3808 1308 or contact us online.