If you're anything like me, you'll be dreading the arrival of summer. Sure the beach is great and all, but who actually likes to sweat for three months straight?! Not me, that's for sure. Of course, air conditioning can get pretty expensive if you're using it all day, every day, which is why I've put together this handy guide to effectively controlling the temperature with window blinds and awnings.
One of the best ways to reduce heat in Australian homes is to put some type of covering on the outside of your home, like auto awnings. Designed to reflect heat away, auto awnings are fixed to the external face of your window to provide maximum protection from the sun. These awnings are available in high-quality acrylic canvas, blockout or sunscreen fabric.
Shutters are also great, creating a physical barrier on your windows that works to reflect the sun and slow the transference of heat through the glass into your home. Aluminium is a particularly effective heat-resistant material, allowing you to save on cooling bills in summer and heating bills in winter. To get the best results from your shutters, choose a lighter colour that will reflect the sun with ease.
As the name suggests, you get two layers of blinds all in the one product! If you select the right fabrics, they'll work in unison and help to keep your home that extra bit cooler. For optimal results, I'd recommend pairing a sheer sunscreen blind on one layer and a complete block-out fabric on the other.
If you're interested in window treatments that keep the heat out, don't hesitate to call my Australian customer support team on 1300 699 041. They'll even beat any competing quote you may have by 5 percent!