How Shutters Can Save You Hundreds on Your Energy Bill
Purchasing a new property is expensive, especially when you factor in the additional costs for energy and other household bills such as internet, water, cable and so on. While habits like turning off the lights when you leave the room and taking shorter showers can help cut energy costs, sometimes more is needed to lower your overall cost of living, especially if you have a large family.
Some people turn to solar panels or alternative forms of renewable energy, others install expensive energy efficient LED lighting. Another permanent, but more cost-effective option is installing window shutters on your home. This solution can simultaneously lower your cost of living while increasing your home’s aesthetic, but how?
What kind of shutters should you use?
Selecting the most effective material for your shutters is crucial in saving money on your energy bill. Lockable aluminium shutters not only provide security for families, but they also provide insulation benefits which can reduce the effects of extreme heat in the summer months and work to retain warmth during colder months throughout your home. Because of the innate insulation provided by aluminium shutters, the cost of heating and cooling in your home could be substantially reduced year-round.
Aluminium shutters also create an energy barrier that’s much stronger than the barrier your windows can provide your home. This means that 24 hours a day, your shutters are constantly working to ensure heating and cooling do not escape your home. By filtering UV rays, aluminium shutters can effectively shave money off your energy bill.
Consider layering your treatments
Layering your window treatments can help further increase their efficiency. If you have an extremely hot western facing window or wall, you can combine aluminium plantation shutters with exterior Ziptrak® blinds to give additional relief from the sun. External blinds or awnings can be drawn down in the hotter months or hours of the day; they can even be automatically motorised to be drawn down an hour before the sun hits the window and retract an hour after.
Proper installation is key
Aluminium shutters can be installed on the windows or doors of your home to improve efficiency, aesthetic value, security and privacy. To ensure you are getting the most out of your shutters, they must be mounted correctly. Consider calling a professional to handle the installation of your energy saving shutters.
Guardian Screens & Shutters offers a comprehensive professional installation service for all shutters and security screens. Our friendly team of experts can work with you to find the perfect shutters for your home and a convenient time to install them properly. For additional information on our services and products, or to visit our showroom to see what the shutters look like in action, use our online contact form or give us a call at (07) 3808 1308.