Mar 152014
 

Blackout curtiansThere are many ways to reduce energy use overall. This includes improving insulation in your home and operating Energy Star appliances. But what many people do not realize is that they can improve their energy costs, therefore saving money, by taking a look at their linens.

How could heading to a bed and bath shop provide you with an opportunity to reduce your energy bills? With the use of thermal curtains, for instance, you could slash your energy bills significantly. And, they could pay for themselves in a short period of time.

What Are Thermal Curtains?

When you crawl into bed at night, your bedding provides not warmth, but a barrier. That barrier traps in the heat escaping from your body and, in return, heats you. The same applies to the thermal curtains. They help to trap in the heat from your home, blocking out the passage of cold air from outside the home and keeping windows from allowing heated air out. The investment in thermal curtains is a great way to lock in your heat.

By doing this, your home’s temperatures remain higher more consistently. Instead of having to turn on as frequently, your furnace can hold off. By not running, it is working to save you money. The thermal curtains you use on your home’s windows can be one of the best opportunities for you to reduce your energy costs.

Further Savings

Of course, there are many more ways to cut your costs and housewares can be a component of the process. For example, during the daylight hours, pull back those curtains and use more of the natural daylight instead of turning on the lights.

You can also improve heating costs through new roofing, wood stoves, and energy efficient appliances, notes EPA.gov. The key is to start somewhere. If you do not want to invest a lot of money into a new furnace just yet, work on the benefits of using a curtains instead.

Will Your Style Suffer?

One of the reasons many homeowners do not reach for thermal curtains is because they feel they will lose their home’s style. When it comes to home fashion, thermal curtains can be a part of it. New materials and styles are available. You will likely find products from virtually all styles available to you, in all colors and patterns you love. Whether you want something traditional and classic or something with more flare, curtain manufacturers definitely have plenty to offer even the most discerning of homeowners.

When it comes down to it, your home decor does not have to suffer from the investment in these curtains. And, you can find outstanding quality materials readily available within your price range. Plus, within just a few uses, these thermal curtains can often pay for themselves, reducing your energy bills further for years to come. For all of these reasons, there’s no time like now to get your home updated with new curtains that lock out the cold and keep the warm air from your furnace in. Choose the look and feel that’s right for your space and know you are doing something fantastic.

+Paul Reichman is the founder of BedBathStore. Experienced in home fashion, Paul offers quality bed, bath and home furnishings at affordable prices through www.bedbathstore.com.

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