The direction -- up or down -- to close blind slats is a matter of personal preference, but if you want more privacy, tilt them up, with the rounded side facing out. With the blinds tilted up, passers-by can't see in: The convex side faces the window, creating less space through which to view. If the window is on the ground floor, the blind should be closed slats up. Otherwise, people can see in from the floors above. If, however, you are on an upper floor and the slats are up, anyone can see in from the ground floor. For that reason blinds on an upper floor should close slats down. Tilting the window blinds down directs light and heat into the heart of the room. This may be a good strategy for the winter, when you want to warm the room. Tilt them down, and the blinds look “softer” and arguably, “better”. Blinds turned down it may make it easier for peeps to peep in. Our Recommendation: Position your blinds in the down position in the evening to block as much light as possible and provide the most privacy. During the day, position your blind slats in the up position. This helps prevent UV damage. During the day, position your blind slats in the up position. As much as you can see outside through window covering in the daytime will reverse at night when lights are on and it is dark outside. However, at night with lights on this product actually magnifies and allows a crystal clear image of what is going on inside.
Blinds can help control home temperature. So, if you want to keep the house cool in summer: you close them during the day. If you want to keep the house warmer in winter: you open them during the day. They stay closed, pulled back a little from the door which stays cracked open at night in the summer.
Adding the cordless option removes the lift cords from the shades and makes the window shade operate without pulling a cord. Simply grasp the bottom rail of the blinds and lift to raise the window shades. To lower them from the top down grasp the top of the window shades and pull down.
To release the blinds tug the lift cords to the side pulling towards the center of the blinds. If this does not work, the pawl must be released, follow these easy steps. Remove the blinds by taking the headrail out of the brackets. Take a screw driver and press the pawl down in the track in which it travels.
In that respect, cordless blinds are amazingly safe and effective to use. They not only provide a clean and uncluttered look which is pleasant to look at but also keeps them safe against children who may destroy them if they catch hold of the cord. Cordless window blinds can be operated fairly easily.
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To keep their kids safe, they simply tie the cords out of reach or tape them to the wall. But as of last weekend, stores are no longer allowed to sell these hazardous window coverings. The ban affects all stock products in retail stores, including online shops.
Insulating blinds and shades can save you money on your electric bill. Cellular (honeycomb) shades are your best bet for efficient window treatments, with triple-cell shades being the ultimate in inuslated shades. Drapes, shutters, and exterior shades also make for great insulated window treatments.
How to Fix Blinds So That They Close Tightly Take the blinds carefully from the window. Find the long metal rod located in the top of the blind. Replace the blinds on the window. Purchase a new tilter from the blind company that made your blinds. Take the blind from the window, and lay it on a flat surface. Remove the tilter by popping it out of place.
Use a tape measure and a pencil to mark 1 1/4 inches away from the window to keep the blinds from touching the glass when hung.