Energy Thermal Curtains
A typical home loses between 20 and 50 percent of the energy necessary to heat it during the winter via its windows. Our carbon footprint and heating costs are both increased by this squandered energy, neither of which is beneficial to anyone. In response, thermal curtains offer easy-to-assemble, low-cost insulating energy-saving sheer curtain panels that can help us save money, keep our homes cozier, and be more environmentally friendly.
It is clearly demonstrated that the window with a thermal curtain is far cooler than the one with a traditional ornamental curtain, and is even cooler than the masonry wall. A thermal curtain maintains the heat inside the house where you need it rather than allowing it to escape.
The following are some advantages of energy efficient thermal curtains:
- They are simple to create. A thermal curtain may be put together quickly and with little effort. For instance, it takes less than two hours to put together a 2x4-foot curtain. The panels must be cut straight and to size, which is the most difficult step of constructing the curtains. Polar fleece panels don't even require hemming, and the entire curtain may be put together without using a single stitch if you utilize them.
- They are affordable. The materials required to build a thermal curtain typically cost between US$1 and US$1.5 per square foot.
- By removing cold spots and drafts in the rooms, they reduce heat losses through windows by 50 to 70 percent and increase comfort. The initial test homes that had thermal curtains installed used 25% less heating fuel.
Additional steps to ensure the best insulation with thermal window curtains
- To increase the effectiveness of your insulated curtains in blocking heat, seal the edges, sides, and center. To prevent warm air from escaping from the interior spaces of your home, attach sticky-back hook-and-loop tape or magnetic tape to the sides of the curtains, nearby walls, and the inside curtain edges where they meet in the middle. At night, you may also create a barrier to prevent the chilly night air from entering your home by drawing and shutting the drapes.
- To prevent interior heat from escaping through the gaping space between the top of thermal window drapes and the ceiling, cover your insulated drapes with a beautiful window treatment, such as a wooden cornice or fabric valance.
- An extra layer of insulation can help even thermal drapes. To create a smaller air space with transparent translucency that brightens the area, hang a sheer curtain between the window frame and insulated drapes. For improved seclusion, improved insulation, and improved aesthetics, choose tightly woven curtains in a complementary color.
To stop drafts around the top of your thermal drapes, attach the valance or cornice towards the ceiling and a few inches broader than the window frame. To save on paying the price for a ready-made or specially-created item, you can make the window topper yourself. Additionally, cornice boxes conceal the unsightly hardware on drapery traverse rods.
The thermal drapes will keep the room more comfortable when closed by regulating the inner space temperature. To complement the natural window treatment with energy-efficient drapes, swap out the sheer curtains with a bamboo or real wood blind.