29 Apr '16, 7pm

Today's theme: home energy advice that doesn't do much.

Today's theme: home energy advice that doesn't do much.

I don't disagree that curtains and shades give the perception that you are saving energy. After installing expensive blinds throughout our house (much like you describe, not sealed but very tight fitting) we thought the same thing, because sitting next to the window was more comfortable & you could feel the cold if you raised the blind. No other changes to the house or heating habits and the first winter we were lucky if we saved 50 gals of propane. Had the boiler serviced and the 2nd winter wasn't any better. After reading this blog, I have to accept defeat. Luckily I like their look as window treatments (I like the clean look and hate curtains), so I don't feel so bad about the money spent, because they definitely aren't saving much energy$. I suspect they have done better in the cooling season with solar gain, but can't tell for sure dollar wise because we had too many ...

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