Have you considered adding thermal draperies to your green efforts? In addition to numerous other methods of decreasing energy cost, and going green, thermal draperies installed can reduced energy bills even further.
What Are Thermal Drapes
Thermal Drapes are simply regular drapes with an added lining either of regular insulation or blackout insulation whichever you, the customer, prefer. The insulation provides a shield which insulates and provides substantial protection/insulation keeping your home cool during the summer and warm during the winter. The thermal backing shields the window keeping your home comfortable and cozy during the extreme outside temperatures helping to ease the burden placed on your energy bills during the winter or summer. Thermal draperies are considered an excellent form of insulation in comparison to any window covering available on the market. The lifespan is such that they are constructed to endure normal wear and tear lasting up to 15 years longer than regular drapes.
Where can Thermal Drapes Be Purchased
Consumers can purchase thermal drapes anywhere regular drapes or window coverings are sold. Consumers can purchase them from department stores, high end department stores, home stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, warehouse centers even have begun to carry them in their normal inventory. In addition when ordering custom made drapes, consumers can request their choice of lining added to the original material selected.
How Much Can Consumers Expect To Save On Energy Bills
In order to optimize on your energy bill, consumers should make sure their thermal drapes are closed at all times. The cost in savings when thermal drapes are closed during the heat of the day or extreme cold can be as much as a 20% reduction in monthly energy cost. With energy cost drastically increasing, a family of four expecting a regular bill of somewhere in the range of $200 per month can expect savings totaling up to $480 a year. If you estimate the cost of your thermal drapes, a consumer can recoup the cost of the drapes in less than six months depending on the quality.
Are Thermal Drapes Appealing
Sometimes we think of items that imply savings or insulation as being not so decorative. Most people picture bulky ugly lined drapes when they think of ‘Thermal.’ As the name implies, thermal drapes are insulated, however, the insulation is now as decorative as the regular decorative backing on any drapes. Almost any drapes custom ordered to your specifications can be constructed adding thermal insulation. And with so many varieties on the market, the backing will appear as beautiful as any normal custom made product. For instance, almost any of the drapes advertised in the JC Penney ad here are thermal drapes with insulated backing.
How Much Do Thermal Drapes Cost
The cost of thermal drapes ranges in cost just as all other drapes. You can purchase thermal drapes off the shelf for prices ranging in the lower $20’s upwards. Prices of drapes change depending on the amount of material, quality of material, cost of material and amount of work required to construct the item. Just as with normal drapes, the quality of material, where the drapes are purchased and amount determines the cost. You can purchase thermal drapes from Family Dollar for as little as $10 or from a high end department store or even a custom drape manufacturer for upwards into the $1000’s depending on your home and individual taste.