Consumers and businesses alike are feeling the squeeze with the latest increases in energy prices and it seems the worst is yet to come. About 30% of heat is lost through the windows of an average home so now is the time to highlight this problem with clients and show them that their window shading could help them save energy and money, and also contribute to a greener future by reducing carbon emissions.

Motorised Blinds

No longer the preserve of the elite, motorised shading is now ubiquitous thanks in no small part to the smart home revolution of recent years. To discuss motorised blinds whilst trying to save energy may seem counterintuitive but they can be extremely energy efficient. For instance, a typical motorised roller blind with a built-in li-ion battery can run on just two 6-hour charges a year.
With the help of scheduling and routines that are predominantly rooted in apps and other smart home integrations, your blinds can easily be set to open and close at appropriate times to trap or deflect heat depending on the time of year.

Functional Fabrics

According to the Department of Energy about 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through windows and about 75% of the sunlight that falls on standard double-pane windows enters to become heat. So, it’s important to invest in energy-efficient window shadings that will regulate room temperatures, in both winter and summer months, saving on energy costs and promoting more sustainable living.

There’s a wide range of specialist fabrics that are designed with energy-saving in mind. From solar-reflective white backings to heat-resisting pearl coatings and energy-saving aluminium and metalized silver backings to special yarns and weave techniques to ensure an optimal indoor climate.

Here are some of our functional Capital Collection Fabrics: Fenchurch, Southbank, Hyde, Regents, Buckingham, Fulham, Hampstead. 

Cellular Pleated Blinds

With a honeycomb structure formed from dual layers of fabrics, pleated blinds that utilise a cellular fabric such as Hive or Honeycell create a wall of air pockets that serve to insulate the window. The pockets keep the summer heat from entering a room and, conversely, trap valuable heat indoors during the winter months. This thermal insulation goes a long way to reducing heat loss.

A combination of solutions can be employed to suit the needs of residential and commercial properties alike depending on their specific needs, and functionality never needs to sacrifice aesthetics.