It’s January right? Just checking because the temp feel otherwise. Today’s high will be a toasty 90 degrees (seems we are back on that wacky weather roller coaster ride)
Keeping warm won’t be a problem this week, but here’s a post that’s been in my queue with a tip how to winterize your home.
From Better Homes and Gardens website:
“In the days before central heat and air, heavy portieres were used to ward off the drafts between rooms. Today, these draperies in the doorway serve decorative purposes. Portieres can add softness, color, and pattern to a room. Doorway drapes also make an eye-catching welcome into public rooms, and they can conceal the way to private rooms.“
As ya’ll know, we don’t have central heat and this old 1917 house can be down right drafty.
Fact: 33% of home heating and cooling energy loss happening through the windows We don’t have the money to replace our old windows(34 in all) but there is one simple solution that we can do.
Obviously, curtains on windows, especially thermal, can keep a room warmer in winter and cooler in summer. But, if you look at the vintage homes and cottages on especially on those BBC programs, you will notice period homes had curtains in doorways to keep the drafts out. In some cases, depending on the fabric used, it will also help soundproof a room.
We find that by sealing off rooms with these curtains keep in the heat, prevents drafts and even add softness to a room. In the girls room, especially that is blessed (cursed) with three walls of window (12 windows to be exact), thermal curtains have made our room more comfortable in winter. Before you could hang meat it was so cold but now it’s noticeably warmer – more like a refrigerator than a freezer. In summer, the curtains keep the room cooler so it’s a pretty wise and money saving investment.
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