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Blackout Curtains Mean Energy Savings

Saving energy costs is on everybody’s to-do list these days. One of the most efficient and inexpensive ways to bring your energy costs down is by installing blackout curtains in your home. These curtains will do more than just lower your energy costs and will give you great value for your dollar. Read below for the 3 main functions of blackout curtains and why you should consider investing in them today.

Blackout Curtains | 3 Main Functions

Light Blocking

Sunlight can do more than disrupt your sleep. It can discolor your wood floors or even your furniture. For those who work night shifts and need to sleep during the day, blackout curtains are a must in order to achieve a healthy sleep pattern. They can also be a great addition to your home theater system, blocking out 99% of the light so you can enjoy a fully vibrant movie experience.

Noise Suppressors

Some materials can even block out a considerable amount of noise. This can be very beneficial to those who work night’s and sleep during the day as well. If you’re thinking about installing blackout curtains in your home theater system, they can be great at reducing echo from your sound system as well.

Energy Savers

This is where blackout blinds and curtains really do the trick – energy saving. In winter, they trap heat and in summer, they keep light and heat out. 10-25% of thermal energy is lost through your home’s windows. This means you can reduce your thermal energy loss considerably, saving you money on your utility bills at the end of the month.

Other Tips

While curtains are ideal to cover larger windows, blackout blinds and shades are perfect for covering up smaller windows. Depending on the quality, blackout shades are comparable in energy savings while blackout blinds aren’t as efficient, but do offer easier light management and control. If you’re a photographer or an artist, blinds can be the ideal choice due to the versatility in light control.

If you’re suffering from insomnia or irregular sleep habits, installing blackout curtains in your bedroom can make a world of difference. A completely blacked out room is beneficial and aids sleep. The curtains will also reduce noise, giving your room the ideal ambiance for a great night’s sleep.

If you’re ready to enjoy the incredible benefits of blackout curtains, shades or blinds, contact us today or visit our custom Drape Builder, pick out your fabric, and see a live preview! C&M Textiles is here for all your home decor and fabric needs.