Florida residents are all familiar with the joys and struggles of summer. The beaches are bumping, families are celebrating, and the economy is flourishing. But the sweltering heat can really put a damper on your plans and turn the sunniest time of the year into a sweaty, uncomfortable season if you don’t prepare adequately.
It’s important to take steps to make sure your home is prepared for the summer. Make sure that your a/c unit(s) are clean and up to date and that your clean drinking water source is prepared to last through the year. Once you’ve taken care of the basic necessities, it’s time to take a look at some of the less obvious ways you can keep your home cool and running efficiently.
Blinds are important for a number of reasons. They control the amount of natural light that comes into your home, contribute to the overall aesthetic of your decor, and they also play an important role in in your home’s energy efficiency. Choosing the right blinds can be the difference between a sizzling sauna and cool cozy room. They can also help you save money by reducing the energy needed to cool your home.
There are a number of blind options that help keep sunlight and heat out of your home during the summer. Some of the most popular include:
- Perfect fit blinds
- Vision blinds
- Roller blinds
- Venetian blinds
- Vertical blinds
Each of these styles has its own distinct style and use in your home. Some work better in certain rooms or spaces than others. They are all effective at keeping out heat, and can be adjusted to suit your individual needs in terms of lighting throughout the day. The style of blind you go with will depend on your house’s style, your own personal preference, the function you need them to serve, and your budget.
If you have any questions about how to prepare your Florida home for summer by updating your blinds, stop into one of Naffco Floors & Interiors 3 locations in the Tampa Bay area, or give us a call at (813) 254-4066, to speak with a friendly associate.