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Feeling A Little Bit Chilly Lately?

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Feeling a bit chilly lately

Uncovered windows are responsible for up to 40% of the heat loss from your home in winter! Sustainability Victoria has released new information on how important window protection is, particularly custom made curtains and pelmets, to stop heat loss through windows in winter.

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Windows play a big role in retaining heat in your home. A single pane of glass can lose almost 10 times as much heat as the same area of insulated wall.
                                    heat loss reduction

Reduce heat loss through windows and save money on your winter heating bills. Appropriate window protection creates an insulating layer of still air on the inside of the glass. This can be achieved by the addition of thick curtains and a pelmet.

pelmets

The diagram below shows the difference between a poorly-fitted and a well-fitted curtain and the effect this has on heat loss. The poorly-fitted curtain allows heat loss to occur, while the well fitted curtain combined with a pelmet significantly reduces heat loss.

                                 heat loss diagram

Sustainability Victoria Tips
  • Use closely woven, close-fitting curtains or blinds
  • Ensure there’s a snug fit on both sides of the window and at the top of the curtain to stop warm air from moving down behind the curtain and cooling
  • Install boxed pelmets or solid barriers above the curtain rail, or position the curtain within the window space
  • Use curtain tracks that provide a return of curtain to the wall to create a seal
  • Close curtains or blinds when you have the heating on, especially at night – by leaving curtains or blinds open, you're wasting money and energy
How can dcb help you?
  • We have Australia's largest range of high quality fabrics ideal for maximising your homes insulation
  • Our curtains and blinds are 100% custom made to your specific window dimensions so they fit snug on your windows (We don't do ANY pre-fabrication or shortcuts!)
  • Exceptional Australian Made quality guarantees that your curtains and blinds will be fitted in the best position to maximise insulation and stop warm air from moving behind the window coverings
  • Our boxed pelmets create solid barriers above the curtain or blind to trap air at the top of the window
  • Our curtains provide a return to the wall further increasing insulation and stopping warm air from escaping out through your windows
  • We offer the most innovative and easy to use operating systems in the marketplace making it easier for you to open and close your curtains and blinds
What product to choose?

Curtains

By choosing our drapes, you can preserve up to 20%* of the total heat in your home resulting in significant savings on your power bills. For more on curtains Click Here

curtains

Pelmets

Our pelmets form a barrier that stops warm air that has risen to the top of the room from escaping over the curtain & through your window. For more on pelmets Click Here

pelmets

Cellular Shades

The unique construction of our cellular blinds results in savings of up to 32%* on your energy costs. For more on cellular shades Click Here

cellular shades

Double Roller Blinds

Our double roller blinds offer double the insulation; by having two blinds in one you have two air pockets to keep the cool air out. For more on double roller blinds Click Here

double roller blinds

To read the full article on the Sustainability Victoria website Click Here


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