How window roller shutters help you save energy bills

How window roller shutters help you save energy bills

Just sit back and think of the one of the biggest recurring expenses that you incur on a regular basis? Chances are, it will be your energy bill. During winters, heaters are working full strength around the clock. Similarly, during summers, air conditioning takes up all the energy. This never-ending loop continues, adding on to the expenses year after year. What if we told you that there was a way to bring down this cost?

Australia’s superior manufacturer of window roller shutters in Sydney, Ultimate Shutter has an idea that might not be obvious when you purchase a house but can help you plan to save money in the long-term. But first, let’s understand the loop a little better.

Windows at home or business!

Windows are indeed necessary for a house or even a business. They let in fresh air and natural light and provide a necessary access to the outside world. But they are also the reason which impacts insulation and why a space ends up losing heat in winter and cooling in summer. The gaps in and around them allow for loss of temperature. Acccording to the U.S. Department of Energy, this heat that escapes or enters windows makes for approximately 30% of the energy used to heat and cool buildings. Most businesses and homes have blinds, shades, or curtains to shut these windows but they don’t help in insulation or bring down your expenses by much.

Enter Roller shutters. The perfect addition to your home or office to improve the space’s insulations and keep energy bills low. Installing roller shutters can help one save up to 40% on your energy bill!

Let’s dive a little deeper…and understand how?

Security shutters or window roller shutters made of high-quality aluminium slats are closely fitted to the windows and are injected with polyurethane. It makes for a thick insulating wall on the windows.

Shutters provide warmth in winters

As the winter days continue in Australia, homes are growing colder. The cold winter waves easily penetrate every space via windows as curtains and blinds are not able to effectively insulate homes or offices. Glass windows draw in cold air from outside and cool the air inside. This sets up a cycle where warm air is cooled inside the space. And what does the average person do next? They turn up the heat to keep themselves warm. And because of the continuing cool air cycle, heating systems have to work harder to keep rooms warmer. With the price of energy as high as it is, the costs incurred because of this cooling cycle soon started adding up.

Installing security roller shutters protects you not only from uninvited guests but also from such cold waves and rising bills. The aluminium or steel security shutters are exceptionally strong and are hard to break in for burglars. And they provide a thick wall of insulation that does not let the cold enter your space, while holding the heat within. This natural insulation minimises the use of heating systems and effectively lowers your energy bills significantly.

Shutters block heat in summers

Summers in Australia can sometimes be unbearable! And air conditioners are a great way to keep your home cool and comfortable. The hot temperatures mean one has to run air conditioning or fans all day long which translates again to…you guessed it…high energy bills! Roller shutters keep the summer heat out, reduce air conditioning usage and ultimately lower energy bills.

The aluminium slats also reflect the sun’s rays and prevent them from entering the home or office through the windows. Up to 80% of short wave radiation generated is deflected by the shutter surface.

The window shutters might get warm due to constantly being exposed to the sun, still, the insulated core of the shutter keeps the exterior high temperatures out and that means less usage of air conditioning.

They offer full light control

All those homes that are designed and built directly facing the sun have unending natural light coming through the windows. But this light seems unnecessary sometimes. Window roller shutters empower a home or business owner to have complete control over the amount of sun exposure they have. The slates can be adjusted according to the needs which filter the light. That’s right they can block out light. This saves you money on blackout curtains.

But how does this save money on energy bills? If you have curtains or blinds, you have no option to draw them when it is bright outside. This means you use more artificial lighting which adds to your energy bills. But with roller shutters, you can open or shut them to the degree you need and let in the amount of light you desire and cut down your usage of artificial lighting. This light control helps you drastically lower your energy bills all year round while providing you with complete convenience and privacy.

24×7 energy barrier

Whether it is a home or office, every space needs energy-efficient ways to save on bills. Roller shutters are those energy barriers. They create an air space between the shutters and the windows which forms an additional energy barrier. This barrier works round the clock, day and night, lowering your energy bills.

The ability to lower energy costs will not only have a positive impact on your budget but also on the environment. The less energy you use, the more you reduce your carbon footprint. In addition to energy savings, roller shutters in Melbourne also increase security, offer storm protection, provide privacy and offer a layer of noise control.

As one of the top providers of window roller shutters in Perth, you will find many styles, colours, and prices to meet the needs of your home or business.

NOTE: While purchasing roller shutters for your place, always remember to tell the seller your intention of improving insulation as some shutters are not designed to fulfil this role.

Reach out to Ultimate Shutters, by giving us a call on 1800 633 136 or dropping us an email at if you think you are ready to lower your expenses!