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- June 21, 2003 at 3:20 pm #249679
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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