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    Default Window Shades

    I live in Sacramento, California where we've already seen temps at
    100 degrees this year. It gets higher during the summer. Last month I
    purchased window shades (some call them blackout shades) from Home
    Depot (around $20 depending on size) for my windows and sliding glass
    entry doors. They are a solid piece of plastic (?) that rolls up and
    down. They are white on the outside (I assume to reflect the heat and
    light) and your choice of a few colors on the inside. No, you cannot
    see outside when they are pulled, but boy do they cut down on the
    heat in my house!! Besides the heat the other concern is that the air
    conditioner normally runs all afternoon & evening on a hot day. After
    putting up these shades, when the 100 degree days hit, the air
    conditioner actually cycled off quite a few times. Wow! Because we
    have been willing to pay the extra $ on our summer energy bill to
    keep the air on, I am very anxious to see how this summer's bills
    compare to previous years without the shades.

    BTW- I am new to this group and have been reading posts for a couple
    weeks. Good stuff!!

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    > Can you advise what brand these are.
    > Sheila
    I'm sorry, I didn't keep the packaging and the receipt doesn't say.
    If PHX stands for Phoenix, though, I would definitely suggest getting
    some. You get hotter than we do!! I can't believe how much cooler the
    rooms are with them.

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