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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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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American Outdoor Grill
$539.10

American Outdoor Grill 30-IL Insulating Liner is designed for the 30 built-in collection Made to be installed in a combustible isl...and this liner is fireproof and provides thermal protection for your safety and for your grills longevity Trimmed to mat... read more

American Outdoor Grill
$522.00

American Outdoor Grill 24-IL Insulating Liner is designed for the 24 built-in collection Made to be installed in a combustible isl...and this liner is fireproof and provides thermal protection for your safety and for your grills longevity Trimmed to mat... read more

Superior Fireplaces
$643.50

Superior FireplacesThe WRT WCT3000 series wood burners have realistic red or white textured refractory panels in stacked or herrin...gbone patterns. Hidden screen pockets easy access damper gas log ready feature and fully field convertible from circulating to clean face. Added full length nailing flanges drywall stops and dual access pre-wired "J" boxes. Fully insulated models available. Models furnished with 12" vent collar that transitions to 8" standard woodburning chimney using the provided 20" length starter collar. See install manual for further venting requirements.Radiant smooth-faced or circulating rolled louver models Fully insulated firebox (on select models) for increased performance in colder climates Refractory panels in a variety of colors and patterns Heavy duty log grate Adjustable outside air damper Durable textured powder coat finish Uses IHP 8 DM (1700) double wall air cooled wood burning chimney Uses IHP 8 HT (2100) heavy gauge double wall air-cooled wood burning chimney recommended for cold climates (required for Canada) 20 Year limited warrantyEPA: PureFire Models are EPA Phase II Qualified Framing Depth: 23-1 2 Framing Height: 47-1 4 Framing Width: 49-3 4 PureFire: Optional Weight: 224 read more

Superior Fireplaces
$584.10

Superior FireplacesThe WRT WCT3000 series wood burners have realistic red or white textured refractory panels in stacked or herrin...gbone patterns. Hidden screen pockets easy access damper gas log ready feature and fully field convertible from circulating to clean face. Added full length nailing flanges drywall stops and dual access pre-wired "J" boxes. Optional fully insulated models.Radiant smooth-faced or circulating rolled louver models Fully insulated firebox (on select models) for increased performance in colder climates Refractory panels in a variety of colors and patterns Heavy duty log grate Adjustable outside air damper Durable textured powder coat finish Uses IHP 8 DM (1700) double wall air cooled wood burning chimney Uses IHP 8 HT (2100) heavy gauge double wall air-cooled wood burning chimney recommended for cold climates (required for Canada) 20 Year limited warrantyEPA: PureFire Models are EPA Phase II Qualified Framing Depth: 21-7 8 Framing Height: 41-3 4 Framing Width: 41-3 4 PureFire: Optional Weight: 184 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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Improvements
$37.99 $22.95

With these paisley Thermalogic Grommet-Top Insulated Tie-Up Thermal Shades, the length is up to you.Lock out the cold and light, w...hile keeping in the warmth, with these blackout tie-up shades. 40"W x 63"L. Imported. These blackout shades are more than just window dressing Two individual ties let you choose their desired length The white backing of these blackout thermal curtains protects carpets and upholstery from sun fading White backing also meets condominium requirementsMachine washable read more

Improvements
$37.99 $22.95

Our Thermalogicâ„¢ Perfect Plaid Insulated Tie-Up Shades save energy and add a touch of traditional to your living space These check...ered tie-up window shades help save energy by keeping both winter's cold and summer's heat at bay. They also help reduce noise and light to keep your living area comfortable and quiet Coordinate with our Perfect Plaid Tufted Chair Pads and Thermalogicâ„¢ Perfect Plaid Insulated Curtains to complete the look Their cotton duck material is machine washable and their white acrylic suede backing meets condominium requirements read more

Improvements
$34.99 $27.95

With these Thermalogic Grommet-Top Insulated Tie-Up Thermal Shades, the length is up to you.Lock out the cold and light, while kee...ping in the warmth, with these blackout tie-up shades. 40"W x 63"L. Imported. These blackout shades are more than just window dressing Two individual ties let you choose their desired length The white backing of these blackout thermal curtains protects carpets and upholstery from sun fading White backing also meets condominium requirementsAvailable in 8 solid colorsMachine washableCheck out our matching Thermalogic Grommet-Top Insulated Thermal Curtains. read more

Improvements
$34.99 $27.95

With these Thermalogic Grommet-Top Insulated Tie-Up Thermal Shades, the length is up to you.Lock out the cold and light, while kee...ping in the warmth, with these blackout tie-up shades. 40"W x 63"L. Imported. These blackout shades are more than just window dressing Two individual ties let you choose their desired length The white backing of these blackout thermal curtains protects carpets and upholstery from sun fading White backing also meets condominium requirementsAvailable in 8 solid colorsMachine washableCheck out our matching Thermalogic Grommet-Top Insulated Thermal Curtains. 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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Better Homes and Gardens
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This Better Homes and Gardens Crushed Room Darkening Curtain Panel will provide extremely filtered light in your room. It is also ...designed to add an elegant touch to your home decor. It is made from 100-percent polyester material. The Better Homes and Gardens curtain panel features a subtle crushed texture and grommets that allow for easy hanging or taking down for cleaning. Available in a variety of colors, this polyester panel helps block out the sun's rays. Pair this curtain panel with coordinating Better Homes and Gardens accessories (sold separately) for a complete and matching look. It is also available in different sizes so you can find the ideal fit for your window. read more

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Better Homes and Gardens Multiple Colors Kokopelli Valance Tiers (Set of 2) or Valance:Authentic Southwestern pattern great for ki...tchens, dens and ground floor windowsTextured machine washable Polyester fabric lets in filtered sunlightRod pocket contains a fabric liningValance dimensions: 60"W x 14" (152.4 cm x 35.56 cm)tier dimensions: 30"W x 24"L (76.2 cm x 60.96 cm) or 30"W x 36"L (76.2 cm x 91.44 cm) read more

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