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Fighting Costly Cooling with Window Coverings

Fighting Costly Cooling with Window Coverings IS YOUR AC PUTTING A FREEZE ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNT? 2/3rds of all U.S. homes have air conditioners $$$$$ $11 billion 40-60% of your is spent annually on running AC 6% of national summer energy costs are from your AC energy usage is tied to AC 27% is the average in Florida GREATER SUN EXPOSURE MEANS GREATER AC COSTS Sunlight drives indoor temperatures up Higher temperatures make the AC switch on This cycle repeats throughout the day Your energy bills increase as your AC runs repeatedly ↑ ↑ Your AC's longevity is decreased by excess use WINDOW COVERINGS CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE SHADES Mount as close to window glass and the wall as possible Use dual fabric layers- dark on one side and light on the other Face the light fabric outward in the summer to reflect heat Closely-mounted shades keep heat out and AC-cooled air in BLINDS Can be mounted inside or outside White or light-colored blinds reflect heat away Mount on west and south-facing windows for best results Closed blinds also help to trap cool air inside MORE WAYS TO CONQUER COOLING COSTS Use a ceiling fan to Add drapes with white backings circulate cool air Change your air filter regularly Use heat-generating appliances during the coolest hours PROVIDED BY: DECOR BLINDS + SHADES www.DECORBLINDSANDSHADES.COM SOURCES: 7-window-treatments-that-can-lower-your-energy-bills/#55be80d46a70

Fighting Costly Cooling with Window Coverings

shared by BrittSE on Jul 31
Blinds are convenient because they can be mounted on the inside or outside of your window, and they will still be effective in keeping excess sunlight out! Look through this infographic to learn more.


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