As we enter the summer months and temperatures rise, homeowners across the UK are looking at ways to get away from the heat.
Managing the temperature of your house can often feel like an endless battle, and many will resort to running the AC or having numerous fans on the go! However, this will cause your energy bills to skyrocket with an estimated average cost of £24 a week.
But what can you do to keep both the heat out and your energy prices low?
The benefits of blinds
There is much debate on the most effective way to keep your space cool during the summer months, especially when it comes to keeping your windows open or closed.
So should you keep your blinds closed this summer?
Keeping your blinds and windows closed may be your smartest move. Having your blinds shut will block and reflect the sun’s rays, preventing the external heat from making your space hotter.
Keep your blinds and windows shut during the hottest times of the day, and once the outside temperature lowers, open your windows and blinds to let the cool air fill the rooms and circulate the space.
Blinds are an affordable way to keep your space cool this summer.
Automating your home.
This is where our blinds automation range comes in. By controlling our blinds motors with the Shade connector app, you can easily control the position and times that your blinds are open or closed.
You can easily set the timings of the position of your blinds from the comfort of your phone. Once you’ve set up the basics of your blinds, you can start fine-tuning settings to where you want your blinds to sit at each time of the day. Customise the positions to sunset and sunrise, or personalise the timing to suit you.
You can easily program this by following the video below.
With our Shade Connector App, you can control your blinds from any location. So even when you’re away from the house, you can create the perfect environment to come home to all with the click of a button.
What blinds should you consider?
One factor you should consider when choosing the material for your blinds is the colour. The colour can have a massive impact on your blind's ability to control the temperature of the room. Light-coloured blinds, particularly white material, are the best choice to keep your space cool.
Dark-coloured blinds may have the opposite effect. While they will keep the light out effectively, the dark colour will attract and absorb heat from the sun and may lead to your space overheating.
Using a thermal lining is another smart way to keep the temperature down. Adding another layer of protection against the outside, not only keeps your room cool in summer but also warm in winter, and it's a great way to make your home more energy efficient!
Get in touch!
Keep cool this summer with our smart blind automation range, to find out more get in touch with our customer service team here.