What are the Thermal Insulated Curtains exactly?
Thermal insulated curtains are more than just aesthetically pleasing accents for your windows and home decor. Made of thick, heavy materials such as cotton or polyester (almost about 70% curtains are made of a polyester based on the thermal performance), these curtains provide increased privacy while preventing air from entering or escaping your window. When choosing thermal curtains, select styles that complement your existing decor, and find the right length to elevate the look of your window.
How Insulated Curtains Work?
Every month, you're forced to break out the checkbook and pay a host of bills, including, of course, your ever-growing electric bill. As prices rise, people are always searching for new ways to keep energy costs down, and this article might have some ideas for you. Insulated curtains are lined curtains meant to help keep warm air from leaving or entering through your windows, a large source for heat exchange in almost every home. This loss of heat exchange will help you keep your temperature constant without relying as heavily on the thermostat. Your air conditioner uses lots of electricity, so any step you can take to use it less should reflect on your bills and bank account. Insulated curtains help maintain a constant temperature by protecting your home from the four major types of heat loss: conduction, infiltration, convection and radiation initially, heat is energy that moves from warm areas to cool areas -- insulated curtains help slow down or stop that movement. The level of insulation depends on the curtains you buy, but most systems will comprise:
- An outer decorative layer protected by an inner lining
- A high-density foam that blocks heat exchange and sound waves
- A reflective vapor barrier to block moisture
A reflective film that directs heat back into the room
Together, these layers insulate your windows against the conditions outside. Often, there is also a magnetic strip sewn into the edges of the curtains and placed either in the window frame or along the surrounding walls. The magnets in the curtains form a tighter barrier with the wall than standard free-hanging curtains, adding another extra layer of protection.
These curtains are available in a variety of patterns, thickness, and durability. They're all relatively easy to maintain and require mild dry cleaning to freshen up. Like normal curtains, a light vacuum while hanging will keep them looking bright and dust free.