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posted 9/13/2010 8:13:52 PM |
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I was shopping online for some sun blocking curtains, or something to block out the sun from my front windows....

As i have posted my electric bill was a little out of line the past couple of months, so I was looking online for some curtains to help block the sun from my front windows...and what to my wondering eyes should appear, but an article about using walmart emergency blankets as (under the curtain) sun blockers.

My bff and i taped them (duct tape) to the miniblinds and it seems that it will be blockiing a lot of heat and sunlight from my living room. the cost 2.97, walmart sporting goods section....

I will let you know....

but what should i do when cooler weather starts?

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Sep 13 @ 8:25PM  
Take the blankets down in the winter silly! And let the sun shine in!!!

I rarely ever open my blinds in the summer and I hate that cause I love the light but there's just too much heating coming in... I open them up all the way in the winter to let that beautiful sun in!!

The power bills will be going down soon comet!!!

Sep 13 @ 8:27PM  
OMG....,mine need too....blew my budget all to hell!

Sep 13 @ 8:55PM  
if your windows are good take them down but if they leak cold air keep them up an save on heating

Sep 13 @ 10:25PM  
Some sound advice with some of the comments here

Sep 14 @ 1:02AM  
There may even be kits for this but you can tape plastic sheets (plastic sheets a little heavier than dry cleaning bags) across your windows, to help keep some heat in for the Winter (helps keep cold air from coming in and some heat from going out). Then open your drapes to let the Sun in or keep them closed if you need to! Talk to someone at a home improvement store! Spend a little now to save more later! Take them down when Spring has sprung!


Sep 14 @ 6:07AM  
don't know if you have it over there or not, but here in Australia we get the option of using window tint , (like the darkened plastic film they stick to your car windows to tint them and help cool the interior of your vehicle )
here they offer the same service if you want your house windows done too, or you can just buy the rolls of plastic film and do it yourself.they keep the heat out during summer and help keep it in during winter the same as insulation and half the c ost of double glazed windows.

Sep 14 @ 7:45AM  
yes tass, we have that here too...i used that on the sliding doors (same room) but it doesnt really block a lot of sunlight, but does block the view to the inside of the house.

Som, i have used those kits in times past, but at this house my windows are fairly new, and airtight, but thanks for the hints...

OMG....someone remind me to the the story of when i lived in the 'TALS-MA-TRAILER" during one of our rare winter blizzards!


Sep 14 @ 8:05AM  
Good ideas. Another factor for winter is the direction. The wind usually will be from the north for everyone but Tassie. The sunlight comes from the south. So block the north and open the south depending on the orientation of your place. If your place faces east or west, use your discretion.

Sep 14 @ 10:33AM  
I've got some good shade trees by the house, so I can leave my curtains open during the Summer heat. My highest electric bill this Summer was $165...well, that's also including gas too..but, I use very little gas over the Summer I'm guessing that at the least, $130 of that is from my electricity from running the a/c.

Soon I'm going to have to get the insulating plastic to put over my big patio window, and heavy drapes for it because Winter will be here soon. My bird will be "migrating" over to my parents house for the season. They keep their heat on 70 24/7, I can't...with work being slower in the Winter months, I have to watch my utility bills, which means I don't go above 63 during the day while home, and I turn it down to 58 at night...too chilly to keep a bird.

Ya know.....maybe I'll try my luck with the Mega Millions....maybe I can hit the jackpot.

Right!!! Talk about some wishful thinking!!!!

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