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Do thermal curtains really save energy?

Asked by sarahclif (135points) December 8th, 2008

We live in a rental home with 11 beautiful floor-length windows…that are ALL single paned! Yikes! We’ve found good deals on thermal curtains lately, but are wondering if the $250 is really worth it… We will soon have two kids – one of whom is a toddler who hates bundling up – so if it really makes it warmer / saves money we’ll do it…

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rossi_bear's avatar

It helps save in the winter and the summer. they are worth the money. that is a really good deal on them. I would get as many as you can, those are not cheap.

steve6's avatar

Check with your electric or gas company. They may have a credit for insulation that might be applicable.

augustlan's avatar

@steve: Since it’s a rental, that wouldn’t apply to this situation. Any curtains with a tight weave/thicker cloth will help…they don’t need to be thermal, though that’s probably the best. Check out . They often have great sales on window treatments, and do sell thermal ones.

steelmarket's avatar

With the thermal curtains, you might not actually save enough money to pay for the curtains/blinds during your stay, but you should notice improved comfort inside during very cold weather.

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