Could Your Business Benfits From New Blinds? Budget Blinds Can Help

Posted: Apr 04, 2016

Budget Blinds Vancovuer IslandNot only can window coverings affect the amount of light and privacy in your business space, the right ones can help save on energy costs, improve employee productivity and create a better atmosphere for your customers.

A big part of comfort is temperature, and temperature can greatly impact how people respond:

  • Are there restaurants you won’t patronize because they’re so cold it’s uncomfortable to eat there?
  • Or stores that are so stuffy and hot that you just run in for a specific item and get out as quickly as possible?
  • Do your employees nod off after lunch when the temperatures get too warm?
  • Does your conference room become an extreme environment as the meeting progresses: sauna or sub-zero freezer?
  • Is glare driving customers away or making your employees miserable?

Depending on the type of business, commercial buildings can be home to employees, or employees and the general public (your customers). If your business is serving the public, ensure that the space is comfortable, functional and safe, so people will stay longer. For employees, the environment must also be safe, functional and comfortable. 

Natural light has powerful effects on health, impacting mood, alertness and sleep habits, so many modern buildings have walls of windows to let in beneficial natural light. But an expanse of windows can also generate excessive heat during summer and cold during the winter, driving up energy costs as you try to maintain a comfortable year-round temperature.

Window treatments that improve energy efficiency include:

  • Solar Shades and Screens – block up to 99% of sun’s heat and glare
  • Roller Shades – infinite choices of color, fabric and texture to match any décor, easy to use, room-darkening capabilities
  • Cellular shades – light-filtering to blackout, provide privacy and reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer
  • Graphic Shades – energy-efficient messaging for brand enhancement
  • Window film and tinting – UV protection, privacy options in decorative and security films
  • Blinds – sun blocking when closed; all of Budget Blinds' commercial blinds offer flame retardant qualities and are certified green
  • Shutters – real or faux wood in myriad colors, cordless operation beautifies your space
  • Drapes – add style, privacy and sound control as well as insulation; can be light filtering or sun blocking

Used alone or paired together, each of these solutions can improve the energy efficiency of your business by giving you more control. Adding motorization to blinds, shades, shutters and drapes increases ease of control with wall-mounted or handheld remotes as well as timers and sensors that automatically respond to temperature and time settings.

Contact Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island to learn more about how their products can help to improve your commercial space.

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  • Campbell River - 250.287.8564
  • Nanaimo - 250.751.8564
  • Parksville & Qualicum - 250.738.8564
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