eThreads ecoTip #2: Watch Your Windows

Spring has arrived, but there is still a chill in the air.  If you’re feeling the frost, take a look at your windows.  One-third of your home’s heat loss usually occurs through windows and doors, according to SimpleSteps.org, a website for better health and sustainable living.  Luckily, there are a few easy fixes to reduce energy loss and retain the heat in your home.

First, you can install window films to retain heat.  According to GreenYour.com, a guide to green living, adding one isolating window film to your window can help retain 55% of the heat in your house!

If you rent your home or just want to save money, install heavy drapes or curtains to regulate the heat in your home.  When it’s sunny keep the curtains open to absorb heat, and as soon as the sun sets close close your curtains to trap in the heat.  I made curtains for my apartment out of some old corduroy and we can totally feel the difference!  So when you want to feel the heat, keep your windows closed and use the curtains.  It will save you money and cut down on your waste!

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