1000 Flowers for the Planet - #169 Invest in Drapes
Drapes are heavy curtains which cover the entire width of the window, yet can be pulled back to the sides during the day to let in daylight. What they are particularly good at doing is keeping heat inside the house during cold winter months. Windows are an easy escape route for the heat we produce from our heating systems in our endeavours to be cosy and warm. By covering them with heavy drapes you can ensure a dramatic reduction in heat loss through that avenue, which in turn means you’ll heat your home more easily with less fuel. Conversely, in summer the drapes can keep in the cool air from your air conditioning, allowing you to set the temperature a little higher and save energy. Either way, the planet benefits from the use of less natural resources, less carbon emissions, and your wallet benefits from reduced heating expenses. All this is achievable by using a very attractive addition to your home in the form of drapes.