Green Term Defined: Insulating Curtains

Green Term Defined: Insulating Curtains

Insulating curtains have a lining that resists temperature change and are heavy enough to stop air flow. These curtains will help reduce the amount of energy needed to keep a space comfortable. They come in many styles, colors, and textures and can be used in almost any application.

Windows, even the best on the market, are the weak link in most wall systems. Radiation and air movement can allow heat to escape in the winter or to get in during the summer. Insulating curtains can help stabilize the interior air between the curtain and the window making the remainder of the room more comfortable. These curtains are usually very heavy which further helps stop air movement. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, insulating curtains can cut heat loss in a room as much as 10%. The perform best if they run from the floor to the ceiling.

Read more from our Green Term Defined series here:

Green Term Defined: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning System)

Green Term Defined: Energy Audit

Green Term Defined: Natural Ventilation

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