Best blinds for the winter
Did you know that up to 35% of the heat in your home can disappear via windows, doors and draughts, so insulating your home against heat loss can help reduce your power bill and keep your home warm. While you might think stocking up on blankets, door snakes, hot water bottles and heavy curtains will be enough to keep you feeling snug as a bug in a rug, new research has discovered that there is only one kind of window treatment that truly keeps the heat inside.
Tested against Roman blinds, roller blinds, heavily lined curtains and everything in between, one type of window treatment came out on top- honeycomb blinds. These blinds managed to retain 60% more heat than an uncovered window, while Roman blinds retained just 30% more than an uncovered window and lined, full-length curtains retained just 25% of heat escaping via windows.