The coming of the cold winter months and the socio-economic factors have gotten all of us thinking about saving money from heating bills through better energy conservation. The rising gas prices and the global uncertainties have left us wondering how will we overcome the harshest season of the year. Many have started cutting their use of appliances and are looking at various ways on how to save some money this winter. An important fact that we tend not to think about is that we spend about one-third of our life in our bed. This means that there’s one crucial place that people overlook when it comes to energy conservation- their bedding. Let us show you how investing in a high-quality duvet can actually save you money.
How down duvets help with energy conservation?
One of the biggest expenses and issues people will face this year will come from heating their homes. Prices are already record high and there is no certainty how high they will go during the coldest months. People are already putting extra layers of clothes at home in order to lower the thermostat temperature but that’s not really an option when you go to bed. This is where a good duvet can help. Down is nature’s best insulator, capable of trapping heat, while remaining perfectly breathable. What this means is that a high quality down and feather duvets can keep you perfectly warm at night, without the need of extra heating, while also allowing air and moisture to pass through so you don’t sweat during the night. That’s because down comes from the underside of ducks and geese, which have evolved to survive in colder temperatures while remaining light enough to fly. You can read more about down in our blog on “The Seven Wonders of Down”. These special properties are unique to down and feather duvets and are not present in synthetic alternatives, due to the different materials used to make them.
Why down duvets are the perfect investment? Let’s talk numbers.
Natural down and feather duvets are seen as a premium product, due to their quality but also due to their price. Many people are driven away by the higher price tag compared to alternatives such as synthetics for example. However, we see down duvets as an investment. Down products are known for their amazing durability and often last more than 10 years if properly taken care of. This means that a duvet that costs anywhere from €100 to €300+ only costs €10-€30 per year, or less. Due to the differences in households and energy usage, as well as the varying prices, it is hard to accurately estimate the amount of money you’d be able to save yearly with a high quality down duvet but we can assure you it would be much more than €10-€30. An old study from 2013 estimated that using a warmer duvet can save you up to £312 (or €360) yearly (ResponseSource Press Release Wire 2013) and that was when the gas prices were much lower.
Energy conservation in the most eco-friendly way.
Saving energy is, by default, beneficial to nature – the less energy we use (from non-renewable sources) the less we pollute. However, some energy conserving appliances might actually have a negative impact, at least initially. For example, if you choose to buy a newer, more energy-efficient boiler or you decide to get an electric car, you are still leaving an ecological footprint because the production of these products and the materials they use are not entirely eco-friendly. With down duvets you do not have to worry about that. All our products are 100% natural, made from down, feathers, and cotton, and are completely biodegradable. Furthermore, the down we use carries the Sustainable European Down guarantee, ensuring it is sourced from European farms that follow the strict animal welfare standards. Also, we use special production techniques for sorting and cleaning our filling that require less electricity and water. There are few energy conserving options as eco-friendly as buying a down duvet.
Here are some of our suggestions:
Every person has a different taste when it comes to bedding so we offer a wide range of duvets. For those who prefer light duvets we suggest our Lightweight down duvet and for those who want a bit more volume – the Premium duck down duvet. If you are looking for a heavier duvet, the Original feather duvet is the one for you. Since we are on the topic of investing in the future, one of our best options is our 4-season down duvet. It will be perfectly warm during the winter season but you can also detach the two duvets it’s made of and use them separately during summer and the mid-seasons.
We are committed to provide you with information about how our product can help improve your sleep and your life. Subscribe to our newsletter so you get notified about our latest posts and offers and follow us on social media for more interesting and useful content. Good night!