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Close those Blinds: Friday Quickie
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Close those Blinds: Friday Quickie

blinds energyWant to save money on your electric bill? The simple stuff goes a long way.

To cool solar radiation from a room can be as much as 40-45 percent of the total cooling load. Simply using the blinds and shades will help you bring the temp down and easy the AC.

In the winter, you can open your blinds and shades to gain heat during the day, lessening the work of your heater.

Moral of the story: Blinds open= more heat. Blinds closed = more cool.


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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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