Save money on your power bills with roller shutters from Australian Outdoor Living. With the cost of living rising and power bills spiraling out of control, it makes sense that people want to save money wherever they can. According to Energy Australia, lowering the amount of energy used in the home could save some families up to $850 per year. The first step to securing those savings is getting a free measure and quote on a set of roller shutters from Australian Outdoor Living. Save money on your power bills with roller shutters from Australian Outdoor Living. How do roller shutters actually save me money? Windows and window frames actually do very little when it comes to keeping the outside temperatures from making their way into your house. As a result, your heating or cooling system has to work harder to keep the house at an acceptable temperature. This not only shortens the life of unit, but it also significantly drives up the cost of your energy bills. This is where roller shutters come in. When installed properly, roller shutters will completely cover the window and any gaps in the frame around them. This, coupled with the insulation inside the shutter, will mean that the temperature inside your home will be kept exactly where you want it. Your heating and cooling systems will last longer, and you may even see savings of up to 30 per cent per quarter on your energy bills! How do they work? The climate in Australia can be fairly unpredictable at times, making it a difficult task to keep the temperature of our homes at a comfortable level. Our units have to work much harder when temperatures outside hit extreme levels, because those temperatures always manage to affect the air inside our homes. In fact, it\u2019s estimated that around 70 per cent of warm and 46 per cent of cool air is lost through your windows \u2013 and that\u2019s if they\u2019re in good condition. Installing insulated roller shutters from Australian Outdoor Living will ensure the extreme weather outside doesn\u2019t affect the inside temperature. They are able to do this because they cover up small gaps in the window panes where hot and cold air can pass through. The best part is that your house will be more environmentally friendly since you\u2019ll be using less energy to condition the air in your home. You\u2019ll save some serious money on your power bills, while utilising a green technology that doesn\u2019t increase your carbon emissions! Installing insulated roller shutters will ensure the extreme weather outside doesn\u2019t affect the inside temperature. Save money in style Roller shutters are not only a great way to lower the amount of energy you use, but they can also be custom-designed to suit any style of home. Australian Outdoor Living offers a range of colours, so we can easily work with you to find a style that matches what you\u2019re looking for. They also come in a range of different operation systems, so you can be sure you're getting a product that suits your needs. See below for details about our operation systems. The strap winch The strap winch, or strap winder, is the most common operating system of the four. All you have to do to operate your shutters is wind the handle of the mechanism. The installation process doesn\u2019t require any invasive drilling, and it doesn\u2019t require electricity to operate \u2013 a handy feature for when pesky power failures hit! The strap coiler Our strap coiler pulley system is ideal for small, awkward areas, so it\u2019s perfect for bathroom windows. Like the strap winch, this system is operated manually and doesn\u2019t require electricity. Remote control The remote control option conveniently allows you to roll your shutter up or down from anywhere in the room. All you have to do point and click, you don\u2019t even have to leave your seat! The remote control option conveniently allows you to roll your roller shutter up or down from anywhere in the room. Hard-wired switch This option is more of a subtle inclusion in your home. We\u2019ll install electric cables inside the wall to the switch, much like a light switch. It\u2019s just as convenient as the remote control, but there\u2019s no danger of misplacing it. When installed properly, roller shutters will completely cover the window and any gaps in the frame around them. Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including: Outdoor blinds Artificial grass Roller shutters Concrete\u00a0and\u00a0fibreglass\u00a0swimming pools Carports Timber decking Pergolas, verandah and patios Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.