Lowering Your Air Conditioning Costs Tip #167 – Seasonally Adjust Light / Heavy Drapes

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 167, Seasonally Adjust Light / Heavy Drapes, is similar but different to tip #166. In this tip, if you have them, replace your heavy drapes or curtains used during the winter with ones that are not as thick or heavy. By doing this, you will allow more air to circulate … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #324 – Heating – Hang Thick Curtains in Entrance

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 324,  Hang Thick Curtains in Entryway. One of our site’s visitors last winter said that because of air leaks around their front door, they hank a thick curtain by the entrance to their home to keep the cold air out. Sure, they should fix the air leaks. However, perhaps … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #274 – Heating – Close Curtains At Night

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 274, Close Curtains At Night To Retain Indoor Heat. Remember, windows are nothing more than these giant holes in your wall containing nothing more than one or two or possibly even three panes of glass. When the sun is no longer out, closing the curtains inside your home … [Read more...]

Curtain Removal In The Basement

Curtains and Sliding Door in Basement

Everyone has a bunch of those tasks in the house that never seem to get done. For me, one of them was removing the draw-string curtains in the basement by the sliding glass doors left by the prior owners. In the picture below, you can see the curtains drawn to the left with the horizontal cover across the  the sliding glass doors.   Sure, they match the colour of the carpet. However, why the were installed in the first place is a bit of a mystery. Decorating is very subjective. … [Read more...]

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