I was skeptical about spending the extra money for the insulated honeycomb blinds. I couldn’t get my head around it making a “real” difference. Our family room has lots of windows, french doors, and skylights, so this was a big decision.
In the end, we decided to go for it thinking maybe, just maybe, it might make some difference. When the temperature recently plummeted, our family room became truly uncomfortable, so we closed all the blinds. Within an hour, the temperature in the room changed dramatically and we could actually use the room again. We kept the blinds closed for a few days, during the cold snap. They really do work! We even tested it; the windows were cold to the touch, but the blinds were not. The blinds simply kept the cold at the window, keeping it out of the room. I am now a true believer that insulated window treatments are worth every penny. We’re now putting the same blinds in our bedroom!