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There is something wrong with your house!

October 15th, 2007 at 12:33 pm

I woke up yesterday morning about 4 am and shut the one window in the kitchen, it was a chilly 66ish. Then at a more normal hour of 7am while getting ready for church I was cold but it was already 69.

My friend mentioned to me how cold her house was that morning and I agreed, but said we only turn the heat on when the house is less than 63...hers was 54.

How on earth is my house 66 with a window open and hers 54? No mountains, similar area, suburbs. She does have a bigger house. But I didn't think it would make that much difference.

Do insulating curtains really make that much of a difference? I have a blanket in my living room since we haven't wanted to spend money till we picked a color. (finally decided on brown).

I also had my mother make me lined insulated curtains for our bedroom (black) and we have a simple cheap one in each of the kids rooms (ok find it is s sheet in the boys room Smile.)

I wonder how well insulated our house will be when we get the kids curtains lined? (coming Christmas for JC, made again by my mother) Maybe I could skip heating the house in the winter, just bake a batch of muffins once every couple days!

3 Responses to “There is something wrong with your house!”

  1. nanamom Says:

    Sounds like alot more fun than heat. Maybe you should ask your mother for curtains for the boys room too! She might be able to line the sheet if you can't find suitable material, you never know with mothers.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Two thirds of our curtains are flimsy lace, but this year we will put insulating foam inserts into the windows. I hope I can bear the darkness. If not, I'll see about insulating curtains that I can pull back when the darkness gets to me. Not linings attached to the lace curtains, but separate curtains hung from a tension rod.

  3. princessperky Says:

    During the day there is a whole lot of light leaking around the curtains unless I am careful (which I try to be in the PM. Though with a curtain inside the frame it will have less, you can (and should) open them on the East side in the AM and switch to west side in the PM.

    My house is not dark, just well insulated during the 'right' time of day Smile

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