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Thermal Curtains Buying Guide

One window treatment actually pays for itself. By preventing hot or cold air from entering or escaping through leaky windows, thermal curtains can save up to 25 percent on your heating or cooling bills. This form of passive energy efficiency costs less than buying new windows or turning up the heat or air-conditioning. What's more, thermal curtains are effective at blocking outside noise.

Types of Thermal Curtains

Types of Thermal Curtains

Many window treatments help reduce drafts in winter and block sunshine in summer, but thermal curtains are designed to keep cold or heat where you want it. How they accomplish that depends on their construction. While blackout curtains' purpose is to reduce incoming light, thermal curtains' mission is to reduce energy lost through windows.

Multiple-Layer Thermal Curtains

On their own, insulating fabrics generally don't make attractive curtains, so they're attached to decorative curtain fabric to merge function and design. High-quality thermal curtains trap air between fabric layers -- a mylar vapor barrier or foam interliningOn their own, insulating fabrics generally don't make attractive curtains, so they're attached to decorative curtain fabric to merge function and design. High-quality thermal curtains trap air between fabric layers -- a mylar vapor barrier or foam interlining or backing plus mid- to heavyweight woven fabric. or backing plus mid- to heavyweight woven fabric.

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Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Featuring a medley of overlapping medallions, this Sun Zero thermal lined curtain panel will be a stunning complement to tradition...al & contemporary decors alike. A layered lining improves insulation & protects your home against heat & cold. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Add a refreshing pop of print to your room with these Sun Zero thermal lined window panels. Featuring a layered design to increase... insulation against heat & cold, these stylish window panels are the perfect blend of style & functionality. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Give any living area an elegant finishing touch with this printed thermal lined curtain panel from Sun Zero. Sporting a striped sc...roll print, each panel reduces light & noise while maximizing privacy. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Sun Zero's Bergen Thermal Lined Panel offers timeless and versatile style. The durable, easy-to-clean microfiber fabric also repel...s dust and stains. read more

Thermal Liners

Another option for thermal window treatments is an insulating liner. You can sew liners to the back of your existing curtains or hang them behind your regular curtains using a double curtain rod.

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Thermalogic
$24.99

Face 80% Polyester, 20% cotton; Back 100% acrylic suede. Multi heading for grommets, pinch pleats, tab and tailored panel. 1/2 sid...e hems, 1/4 bottom hem. Washable. Fits 63 length. 45 x 56 read more

Thermalogic
$30.99

Face 80% Polyester, 20% cotton; Back 100% acrylic suede. Multi heading for grommets, pinch pleats, tab and tailored panel. 1/2 sid...e hems, 1/4 bottom hem. Washable. Fits 95 length.45 x 88 read more

Improvements
$24.99

Matchstick Ring Top Bamboo Panels add texture and dimension while softly filtering light. Warm any room with the natural beauty of... the Matchstick Ring Top Bamboo Panels. The innovative Easy Glide ring top mounting system makes opening and closing... read more

Improvements
$24.99

Matchstick Ring Top Bamboo Panels add texture and dimension while softly filtering light. Warm any room with the natural beauty of... the Matchstick Ring Top Bamboo Panels. The innovative "Easy Glide" ring top mounting system makes opening and closing... read more

Insulated Shades

Used alone or in partnership with thermal curtains, roller and Roman shades can be bonded with thin acrylic foam to form a sleeker or less prominent insulating treatment.

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Blinds
$52.60

Ultra Insulating Light Filtering Triple Cell Shades from Blinds.com provide superb energy efficiency and gently filtered light at ...a value-driven price. These cellular shades give you all the benefits of honeycomb shades?great insulation, privacy and light read more

JustBlinds
$4,646.00

Spring Fling - Save 10% Off Sitewide Use codes JBMAY10 at checkout - offer expires 05/23/16 The Ultra Insulating Triple Cell Shade... by Just Blinds offers superior energy efficiency and light filtering privacy at a great price. The fabric is made with 3... read more

JustBlinds
$102.00

Spring Fling - Save 10% Off Sitewide Use codes JBMAY10 at checkout - offer expires 05/23/16 The Ultra Insulating Triple Cell Shade... by Just Blinds offers superior energy efficiency and light filtering privacy at a great price. The fabric is made with 3 layers of insulating cells that keep rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Select from an assortment of top selling colors. Choose from lift options that include Continuous Cord Loop, Top-down/bottom-up or the standard Corded. Got Kids or Pets? Click Here for important information to maximize safety. read more

JustBlinds
$1,620.00

Spring Fling - Save 10% Off Sitewide Use codes JBMAY10 at checkout - offer expires 05/23/16 The Ultra Insulating Triple Cell Shade... by Just Blinds offers superior energy efficiency and light filtering privacy at a great price. The fabric is made with 3... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Thermal curtains look like regular curtains, and your choices in size, style, color, and pattern are similar. Their construction adds only a few extra steps in your buying decision.

Style

Thermal curtains come in a variety of fabrics and patterns to complement your decor. You can find them in several styles -- such as rod pocket, eyelet, grommet, and tab top -- ready to hang on your existing window hardware. For efficiency, install curtains to fit close to the window and wall.

Lining Color

Just as light-color clothing feels cooler on hot days, thermal curtains with white linings reflect sunshine, while dark linings can absorb it.

Window Location

Count on thermal curtains to reduce cooling costs when installed on south- or west-facing windows. However, there is a place where these curtains may not be suitable. Long, heavy lined panels can block the airflow from a radiator or air-conditioner; for windows with such units, inside-mount insulating blinds or shades are more practical. Count on thermal curtains to reduce cooling costs when installed on south- or west-facing windows. However, there is a place where these curtains may not be suitable. Long, heavy lined panels can block the airflow from a radiator or air-conditioner; for windows with such units, inside-mount insulating blinds or shades are more practical. Count on thermal curtains to reduce cooling costs when installed on south- or west-facing windows. However, there is a place where these curtains may not be suitable. Long, heavy lined panels can block the airflow from a radiator or air-conditioner; for windows with such units, inside-mount insulating blinds or shades are more practical. Count on thermal curtains to reduce cooling costs when installed on south- or west-facing windows. However, there is a place where these curtains may not be suitable. Long, heavy lined panels can block the airflow from a radiator or air-conditioner; for windows with such units, inside-mount insulating blinds or shades are more practical. Count on thermal curtains to reduce cooling costs when installed on south- or west-facing windows. However, there is a place where these curtains may not be suitable. Long, heavy lined panels can block the airflow from a radiator or air-conditioner; for windows with such units, inside-mount insulating blinds or shades are more practical.

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Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Featuring a medley of overlapping medallions, this Sun Zero thermal lined curtain panel will be a stunning complement to tradition...al & contemporary decors alike. A layered lining improves insulation & protects your home against heat & cold. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Add a refreshing pop of print to your room with these Sun Zero thermal lined window panels. Featuring a layered design to increase... insulation against heat & cold, these stylish window panels are the perfect blend of style & functionality. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Give any living area an elegant finishing touch with this printed thermal lined curtain panel from Sun Zero. Sporting a striped sc...roll print, each panel reduces light & noise while maximizing privacy. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Sun Zero's Bergen Thermal Lined Panel offers timeless and versatile style. The durable, easy-to-clean microfiber fabric also repel...s dust and stains. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Keep heat & cold at bay with this energy-efficient Sun Zero thermal lined curtain panels, featuring a charming print of circul...ar designs with intricate details. A layered construction improves insulation in any room and enhances privacy. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Sun Zero's Bergen Thermal Lined Panel offers timeless and versatile style. The durable, easy-to-clean microfiber fabric also repel...s dust and stains. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

Give any living area an elegant finishing touch with this printed thermal lined curtain panel from Sun Zero. Sporting a striped sc...roll print, each panel reduces light & noise while maximizing privacy. read more

Sun Zero
$34.00 $22.99

A graphic print with a traditional feel brings sophistication to any room with this thermal lined curtain panel from Sun Zero. Ove...rlapping scroll designs blend with many styles of decor while a layered construction provides convenient insulation for your windows. read more

Blair
$44.99 $34.99

For Your Home > Window Fashions > Draperies Green 48x84. Save money when you reduce your energy consumption! Insulated drape...ries feature a Southwest-inspired flamestitch pattern with rod pocket tops. Polyester/cotton with acrylic foam lining. Machine... read more

Ellis Curtain
$133.00 $69.97

Save 10% with SPRING10 at checkout. Price reflects savings. Ends 05/09/16. -Ellis Curtain Crosby Thermal Insulated Pinch Pleated F...oamback Patio Panel?Save Energy and sleep better at an economical price! We?ve designed the Crosby thermal insulated cu read more

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