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How Shutters Can Help Cut Costs Amid The Energy Crisis

Posted on 12th April 2022 by Gemini Blinds

British households are facing a 54% rise in energy costs amid what is being called the biggest energy crisis since the 1950s. As a result, households are doing all they can to reduce their energy bill and save as much as possible.

How shutters can help cut costs amid the energy crisis - Infographic

Help combat the energy costs with shutters

An effective yet often overlooked measure to improve energy efficiency in the home is the use of shutters.

Shutters can retain heat in your home by up to 50%. This is because the natural wood material traps air to prevent heat loss. In addition to your double or triple glazing, shutters act as an extra layer of insulation to stop warm air from leaving your home.

Not only do shutters keep your home warm in winter, they also keep your home cool in summer. The air space reduces the buildup of solar heat, and the slats can be adjusted to offer ventilation. These features prevent rooms from getting hot and stuffy, so there’s no need to turn on the aircoin.

Installing shutters in your home is a great way to save on your energy bill all year round. This makes shutters more than just a luxury — they’re an investment.

Energy saving tips

Installing shutters is an excellent way to save money off your energy bill — but it’s not the only way. There are plenty of small lifestyle changes anyone can make that can have a significant impact on their energy consumption.

Here are just some of our tips for reducing your energy bill:

  • Switch your bulbs to energy-saving LED lights
  • Have your boiler serviced annually
  • Don’t use standby modes and turn off electronic devices at the wall
  • Wash clothes at lower temperatures
  • Utilise natural light where possible
  • Upgrade to a smart thermostat
  • Ensure all windows and doors are securely shut
  • Turn off taps when not in use, like when brushing your teeth!

Remember — a little can go a long way. Follow our tips and see how much you save at the end of the year. 

If you’re interested in high-quality shutters, look no further than Gemini Blinds. We are the leading providers of shutters and blinds in the North West. With a range of styles, colours and finishes to choose from, there’s a shutter for every home. Our experienced team will provide a free home survey and measuring service to help you find the perfect shutter for your windows. Get in touch today for more information.

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