Saving Energy Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive
Saving energy in Florida can be pretty difficult because nine months out of the year we have to use our air conditioner and the other three months are a combination of having open windows and using the heat.
When we moved into our apartment four years ago, we discovered that our son’s room had a western exposure at the hottest part of the day. This makes his room sweltering hot.
To add insult to injury, his room is above a very bright LED light that lights up the parking lot. It shines right into his room at night. When there are moving trucks that park underneath it, the brightness is magnified exponentially.
I was able to test the Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtains from Mellanni. These drapes were exactly what we had to been looking for. They contain the highest level of light-blocking and are insulated to keep both heat and noise to a minimum. From the moment we installed the curtains, my son’s room began to cool down. Saving energy is as easy as replacing your non-blackout curtains with thermal insulated ones.
The blackout curtains come in 6 colors (black, beige, burgundy, navy, light gray, and dark gray) and 4 styles: 1 panel with 8 grommets (52″W X 63″L), 1 panel with 16 grommets (100″W X 84″L), 2 panels with 8 grommets (52″W X 63″L), and the ones I received which are 2 panels with a pole top (52″W X 63″L). The individual panel packages are $14.70 and the double panel packages are $27.00.
I’d show you his whole room but with being a messy guy I’ll spare you the vision. But what was once an extremely bright room is now dark, cool, and more inviting for a person to sleep in. No longer will he had difficulty with the flashing lightning outside. He’s not even going to hardly see it anymore.
The curtains come with tiebacks as well but since the curtains with be closed most of the time we didn’t install them. I would recommend a good quality curtain rod because these blackout curtains are more substantial than regular curtains. I actually used an industrial-looking rod that had a center support so that the rod wouldn’t bow in the middle.
As you can see, saving energy doesn’t have to be expensive. With some simple fixes, you can cut heating and cooling costs, reduce noise, and get a better night’s sleep by simply replacing traditional window treatments with Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtains from Mellanni.
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