This is Day 21 of the Green in 365 series!
We talked last week about weatherproofing your windows, and hanging window treatments is another easy way that you can green your living room, and other rooms in your house. Hanging heavy, lined curtains can help keep your home insulated from the outside weather, both in the winter, and in the summer.
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In the winter, close your curtains at night to keep the warm air in, and the cold air out. Be sure to open up your curtains on sunny days to let the heat of the sun warm up your home.
In the summer, close the curtains during the day when the sun is at it’s brightest to help keep your home cool, then open the curtains and windows during the cooler morning and evening hours for natural ventilation and cooling.
Do you hang curtains around your home? Are they just for decor, or do you also use them for extra insulation?
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