With the rise of the electricity bill and the arrival of cold weather, Spanish households are looking for solutions to warm up without leaving their salaries in the attempt. If we turn on the heating less we will achieve a more than evident saving, for it, we must consider some recommendations. The first one is more than obvious: if we have the correct insulation in our home, we can keep the heat more efficiently. The same happens with the radiators. If we have them in good condition, they will provide us with more and better heat, and we will be able to save between 10% and 20% on the bill.
It is also important to ventilate the spaces, but not too much, so as not to lose too much of the accumulated heat and to contract the power you will use according to the electrical appliances you will use. Another recommendation is to set the heating temperature between 19 and 21 degrees, which is ideal, and to dress accordingly when at home. It makes little sense to turn the heating up too high to be in short sleeves. A solution that favors heating savings is using thermal curtains in windows or large windows. These can be used to contain the cold and heat, that is, to keep your house warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Ikea blackout curtains, perfect for both winter and summer
A thermal curtain will serve you in winter to prevent the cold from entering and the heat from escaping, so you should opt for those with a more opaque fabric. The more opaque it is, the more insulating it will be, both from cold and noise. The curtain fabric size should be loose and cover the entire window or balcony well without falling short. In Ikea, you have several options of blackout curtains at different prices. If you are looking for very economical ones, you can opt for BENGTA, which measures 210×300 centimeters, although you can cut it to size of the window without the need to sew a hem or finish it off. It is priced at only 19.99 dollars.
They are made of polyester and are available in light gray, blue, pink, or green. They are ideal for preventing condensation on windows and the formation of humidity inside the home. The BIRTNA model, priced at 79.99 dollars, also stands out and enjoys customers’ approval. They are also opaque and are available in five different colors -beige, gray, turquoise, brown, or pink-. It measures 300 cm high and 145 cm wide, covering an area of 4.35 square meters. They weigh 2.90 kilos, so hanging them from the bar will not be costly. In addition, each purchase includes two units.
These BIRTNA curtains completely prevent light from entering and block the view from the outside. In addition, each purchase includes a hemming strip, so you don’t have to sew them together to keep them from dragging on the floor. Also, these Ikea curtains feature grommets at the top, so you can easily hang them on a rod. Please note that the bar is not included in the purchase, although its price is quite economical.
A third option is the HILLEBORG model, which costs 39.99 dollars. Although the fabric is thick, they have a nice, even drape. Available in gray, 118 recycled 0.5L PET bottles were used to manufacture these curtains. Also, thanks to the eyelets at the top, you can hang the curtains directly on the rod. They protect from the cold in winter and the heat in summer and, thanks to their opacity, completely prevent light entry. Undoubtedly, any of them is an economical and stylish solution.