This week, the temperatures here in San Antonio dropped from a pleasant low 70s/high 50s range to yesterday, where the high was something like 48 and the lows got into the 20s. Which means this week was my first chance to really test out how my new Energy Saving curtains really worked.
I love them.
Not only do these things block noise, which gives me a better night’s sleep, but the heater isn’t coming on nearly as much. I haven’t got my new utility bill yet, but I know it’s going to be less – it’s that obvious.
There are negatives, of course. In the bedroom, I replaced some very pretty Battenburg Lace curtains with these babies, and the new ones are not as pretty and there’s a lot less light now. I didn’t buy full blackout curtains, but these “energy savers” do make the room lots darker.
This can be solved by a tie-back or two, so I’m not that concerned with this issue. Truth be told, at night the thicker curtains make the room much cozier for sleeping than the lace curtains did. I’m losing the beauty of the sunlight coming through the lace to get this, but right now I’m okay with it.
I’ll keep you posted on what the utility bill does this month and next month, too. I’ve been these curtains in most of the house now, so there should be a big difference.