Green Term Defined: Insulating Curtains
Thermal 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. Thermal 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, thermal curtains can cut heat loss in a room as much as 10%. The perform best if they run from the floor to the ceiling.