We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.
Every season presents its own challenges when it comes to using the right curtains to conserve energy and save money on your cooling and heating bills. The light curtains that work so well in the summer at letting the cool breeze into your home to help cool it on hot summer nights should be replaced by others that help to keep warmth in the home during the winter. Here is what you should look for in the curtain arrangements you should buy to cover your windows during the winter.
The type of fabric used to make the curtains will have a significant effect on the ability of them to heat in your home. You want to get a tightly woven curtain that minimizes the amount of air flow through the fabric.
To increase the energy efficiency of the curtains, you should also look for those that have a thermal liner sewed to the backside of the curtain facing the window. Thermal liners decrease the amount of heat loss through a window even further and will help to keep the room comfy even on the coldest days of winter.
You can also buy thermal liners that hang between the window and the curtains if you want curtains that will be lighter to handle and easier to wash. You'll have to make sure you have another rod set up other than the one you use for your curtains, but an independent liner can give your windows an elegant look – especially if a lighter colored liner is used behind dark colored curtains.
Typically, curtains that go down to the floor will give you a higher degree of protection against heat loss than those that only drop down just below the window sill. However, they may not be the best choice if you have electric heat registers, radiators, or forced air vents below the windows.
Long curtains will cover the sources of heat that warm the room in the winter and could actually cause the room to be colder than if you didn't use curtains at all on your windows during the winter. You need to make sure that the length of the curtains you buy will not cover the sources of heat for the room.
You don't have to be an expert at choosing the right curtains to find the right ones for your home. The personnel at a curtain or fabric store can help answer all your questions so you pick the best ones that are right for each room of your house.
For more information, contact D. Schultz Interiors or a similar company.Share