Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Green Living Tip #2: Window Management

Obviously, installing energy-efficient windows that don't allow cold air (or hot air) to pass through the seams will reduce the energy required to heat an cool your home. And if you can't afford to upgrade your windows, check out these tips for weather-proofing your home.

But beyond the window itself, you can manage your energy use through these window covering tips:

  • In the colder months, leave your blinds or curtains open during the day to allow the sunlight to warm your home. At night, close them to prevent the extra cold air from seeping in.
  • In the summer, think the opposite. Drawing your blinds during the day will keep your home cooler--and white blinds do the job best, as they reflect the light.

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Please let me know if you'd be available this week for me to call you and do a short interview. You are also welcome to call me at 510.882.4703 at your convenience.

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Kassia
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This curtain trick is great! My parents have been doing that for years and we defiantly can tell the difference.