Heat blocking shades help keep kitchen cool

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best ones.

Many times in my life, I have made things more complicated than they need it to be by following of the “recommended” solution, rather than getting creative on my own.

Well, recently I decided to start using my ingenuity rather than my pocketbook. I started examining my problems from all perspectives, and looking for ways to cut down on costs and headaches. One of my most innovative solutions to a common problem, was utilizing my mom’s old window treatment connections to install heat and light blocking shades in my home. From the day that I first viewed my house, it was obvious that there was a problem with direct sunlight streaming in through certain windows in the home. The floors were bleached and the walls appeared sun damaged from the heat and energy. As such, I knew that I would have uneven hot and cold temperatures throughout the house during certain seasons. What I didn’t immediately recognize, was the necessity for immediate air temperature control in my kitchen. Because the sun was so intense in the kitchen windows, it heated up the space disproportionally and regularly triggered the thermostat set to operate the air conditioning system. I was spending more money than necessary to turn my central cooling system on and off all afternoon. In order to moderate this improper thermostat functioning, I decided to circumvent the expensive solutions and simply install heat blocking window shades. I’m ecstatic to report that my extremely simple solution has cut down my energy bills by over 30% so far.


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