How Window Shutters Can Increase Home Energy Efficiency

by | May 21, 2019 | Design, Home

There’s more to high-quality plantation window shutters than elegant looks alone…

It’s no secret that most of us could be doing more to reduce carbon emissions and support the environment. It’s also no secret that the average home isn’t what you could call 100% energy-efficient. Getting by without leaving a carbon footprint of some kind isn’t easy, but there’s always something we can do to help save the planet and save money at the same time.

One of which being to treat your home to the latest plantation window shutters.

Research has shown that quality window shutters can have a direct impact on a property’s energy efficiency. Along with adding both elegance and market value to your home, plantation shutters could save you a pretty penny on your energy bills. Not to mention, improve the comfort of your interior spaces throughout all four seasons.

Minimising Heat Loss

There’s no complex science behind the way plantation shutters contribute to energy efficiency. Instead, it’s simply a case of putting up a physical barrier to prevent heat escaping from your interiors. The vast majority of heat loss at home occurs through external windows and doors. Even when closed, they’re the thinnest and most vulnerable barriers between your home and the elements.

Curtain, nets, blinds and so on – all window dressings play a part in keeping your home warm. The difference with quality window shutters being the extent to which heat is preserved. A robust physical barrier preserves warmth and keeps cold at bay. As a result, you’ll be using your central heating less and saving on your energy bills.

Off-the-shelf shutters can do the job to an extent, but not nearly on the same level as made-to-measure bespoke shutters. Particularly if your windows and doors are an unusual shape, which could make it difficult to find viable mass-produced shutters. 

Year-Round Climate Control

With the right window shutters, it’s possible to reduce energy consumption and save money throughout the year. During the winter months, plantation shutters can improve heat retention and keep cold air outside at bay. When it’s warmer out, solid shutters can block direct sunlight and keep interior spaces cool. Reducing the requirement to operate electric fans and air conditioners, plantation shutters can maximise comfort while reducing energy consumption.

All while bringing a sense of elegance and exclusivity to your interior spacious, with the added bonus of enhanced privacy and security for your home.

Bespoke Window Shutter Design and Installation

Once again, it’s important to ensure that the shutters you buy are the perfect fit for your home. Bespoke shutter design and installation opens the door to limitless possibilities by way of shape, size, style and finish. Create a standout feature for the room, or go for something that fades seamlessly into the background.

High-quality shutters represent a uniquely cost-effective investment in the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Not to mention, a great way to add value to your property in general – often far more than the price of the shutters themselves!

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