Thermal Curtains

Written by Tara Peris
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If you live in a colder climate, you know how important thermal curtains can be for insulating a home. A cost effective alternative to most other heating solutions, curtains are a relatively minimal one-time investment. They can keep your home cozy and warm throughout the harsh winter months without sending your heating bill through the roof.

Never mind the brutal cold of mid-winter. It's nothing compared to the heating bill you get come February or March. The winter months are notoriously tough on the pocketbook as utility bills rise and we all struggle to keep warm. Although financial planning can ease the sting of the winter bill cycle, there are a number of effective strategies you can use to keep heating costs under control.

Keep Cozy

Thermal curtains are among the more useful tools for keeping a house warm. More than five times as effective at insulating compared to a conventional curtain, they use thermodynamics to keep heat locked in. Windows are a major source of heat loss, because the panes conduct high-energy heat away from the house and toward the low energy region of the outdoors. This problem is amplified by deteriorating frames and window casings that allow pockets of cold air to seep in.

A thermal curtain uses insulating material to create a barrier designed to block this process. They can be made from scratch, but these days, it is just as easy to purchase them online. The ease of the Internet makes it worthwhile to look for professional-grade products that will really do the trick during the worst months of winter.

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