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Save Energy with Room Darkening Shades

My wife just finished putting up room darkening shades in the bedroom that has a large window that faces the summer sun. This keeps the rays from penetrating the double-windows and letting solar radiation heat the room up so it overworks the air-conditioning. A lowered thermostat saves money.

So why do I list this brief article under Humor?

My wife said to my son, "So what do you think?"

He said, "They're shades (in other words, there isn't much to say). The vampire (me) will like it."

Lastly, I said, "Where's my coffin full of my native soil, dirt from New Jersey?"

Yes, that's the kind of family I have.

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MegL wrote on October 3, 2018, 8:17 AM

Ha, ha. With family comments like that, who needs enemies!

Kasman wrote on October 3, 2018, 1:59 PM

Where I am we have the opposite problem and we let in as much sunshine as we can!

VinceSummers wrote on October 3, 2018, 4:28 PM

Since I'm having issues with even a little heat and humidity these days, maybe I should move to Bonnie Scotland!

MegL wrote on October 3, 2018, 5:27 PM

Us too, but then we are only across a narrow stretch of water from you!

MegL wrote on October 3, 2018, 5:27 PM

I am sure you would be welcome. And you could always pop across to County Antrim to do some genealogical research!

lookatdesktop wrote on October 5, 2018, 11:17 AM

I found your article helpful and would like to add this link for you to look at. How to save energy costs in summer in the home, from Forbes online.

VinceSummers wrote on October 5, 2018, 12:53 PM

Thanks, Anthony. Close to the window as possible makes sense. Ours are whitish on the inside, silvery on the outside (facing the "great outdoors").

lookatdesktop wrote on October 8, 2018, 8:01 PM

Silvery will reflect the most light I think.

VinceSummers wrote on October 8, 2018, 9:37 PM

That's what I wonder. Truly silvery like a mirror, I should think so. But Arabs in hot lands don't wear such colors. And I think I'd heard there was some scientific basis for it...