- November 17, 2008 at 11:28 pm #266766
Keep blinds and curtains closed. If you don’t have mini blinds on your windows — get them. They serve as a great insulator!!
Keep the cold out and heat in during the winter and the heat out and the cool in – in the summer!!
- November 18, 2008 at 2:29 am #403839
actually… open the windows while the sun is up to let the warmth in. especially south faceing wondows.
Close all curtians at night to keep heat in and keep out the bitter chill.
The other way around in the summer. When its hott out keep the windows coverd to keep the hott sun out and open them at night to let in the cooler air. < this worked grate for us this summer. Our older home was designed for this typ of heating and cooling though. Hope that fills in a bit more. Of course on dark unsunny days opening the blinds dose no good.
- November 18, 2008 at 6:13 am #403845
Rering I have to agree with you opening curtains on a sunny day does really help to heat up the house as well as save on electricity-less lights. Also during the summer keep the lights off as they will heat a room up quickly.
- November 18, 2008 at 11:22 am #403858
this morning I the temp inside the house was down to 63 (guys are grumbling – but they went hunting so I’m not turning it up) .
I put on my fleece vest (helps keep the back/lungs warm, and doesn’t get wet when doing dishes)
Opened the curtains and the temp is up another degree .. that was about 30 mins ago
Back to more dishes
- November 18, 2008 at 12:17 pm #403868
We run our air conditioning in the summer (hubby is spoiled) so that is why I said –>the heat out and the cool in – in the summer!! But if you dont run your air conditioning then I understand 🙂
- November 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm #404120
We live in AZ, so summer is A/C with all but 1 drape closed & the winter is heat on. Where we are the temp ranges from 115 (once it made 124) down to 20 degrees. We have only had snow twice in 20 years & then very little.
So we do use a lot of measures to save money.
- November 20, 2008 at 4:22 pm #404126
Guess it all really depends on your location 🙂
- November 20, 2008 at 5:37 pm #404138
Yeah, the weather plays a big factor!!
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