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16 May 2023

Harnessing the power of nature: Cost-effective strategies for winter home heating


As winter approaches, finding cost-effective, environmentally friendly ways to keep our home warm becomes a priority. With the right window coverings, you can create a naturally warm and inviting atmosphere, while reducing your reliance on heaters or air-conditioners.

By choosing innovative window coverings which utilise the power of natural light and insulation, you can ensure your home is both cosy and energy efficient. Here’s how:

#1 – Harness natural light

By selecting window coverings that optimise the natural flow of light into your interiors, you can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere during the winter months, while minimising the need for artificial lighting. 

For instance, Luxaflex® Silhouette® Shadings offer adjustable vanes that filter sunlight, reducing glare and harmful UV rays while allowing soft, diffused light to enter your home. These shades harness natural light to create a warm ambiance, while providing privacy and insulation.

#2 – Opt for thermal insulation

Effective thermal insulation is crucial for keeping your home warm and comfortable during the colder months. 

Luxaflex® Duette® Shades have been specially engineered with a unique honeycomb structure which traps air, creating a layer of insulation between your windows and the interior of your home. This unique design prevents heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer, allowing you to reduce reliance on heaters and air-conditioning. 

If you want to take your insulation a step further, it’s worth considering Luxaflex® Duette® Architella® Shades which offer a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb structure, for maximum energy efficiency. In independent testing, this window covering has been proven to reduce the average home’s heating costs by up to 43%1 in winter.

Another great option is Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters, which have a unique construction. Whether at your window or doors, they can keep the cold at bay and help to keep your home comfortable throughout the colder months. 

#3 – Choose cosy textiles and fabrics

Window coverings crafted from cosy textiles and fabrics not only add warmth to your space, however, they can also enhance its visual appeal. 

Luxaflex® Roman Shades, available in a wide range of fabrics, provide a luxurious and elegant touch to your windows while offering insulation against the cold. When closed, Roman Shades form a soft, insulating barrier that helps retain heat and keep chilly drafts at bay. 

#4 – Motorise your window coverings

Motorised window coverings provide convenience and energy efficiency by allowing you to program your coverings to operate automatically based on your preferences or the time of day. 

This automation optimises natural light and insulation effortlessly. Luxaflex® PowerView® Automation is an innovative system that enables you to schedule your window coverings to open during the day, allowing sunlight to naturally warm your space, and close them in the evening to retain the warmth and enhance privacy. 

Get ready for winter, today

Drop by a Luxaflex Showroom and speak with one of our expert consultants, to find out more about which window coverings are most suitable for keeping your home warm this winter.

[1] Savings are based on the installation of fully recessed, reveal mounted Duette Architella Shades with 20mm blockout fabric in an average home in Sydney, compared with the House Energy Rating standard of Holland Blinds from AccuRate in that home. These calculations have been modelled by an independent third party. Savings will vary based on the window type and installation.

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