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Do they really work to help keep heat in and cold air out? And where is the best place to get them, money-wise?

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I prefer honey comb blinds - they also make ones that slide (for sliding door) - I think I got mine at American Blinds and Wallpaper (website). We've also had thermal curtains - made a huge difference in heat conservation.

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Thanks! I will look those up as well.

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I prefer honey comb blinds - they also make ones that slide (for sliding door) - I think I got mine at American Blinds and Wallpaper (website). We've also had thermal curtains - made a huge difference in heat conservation.
I second this. We have them on our windows and even before we had our windows upgraded from 1970s single ones to our new ones you could feel a difference on the windows that had the blinds and the 4 windows that didnot.
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I made my own "thermal curtain" for a doorway out of 2 pieces of muslin and 2 pieces of cotton batting. It's rather plain looking, but it was nice and cheap. It works great at blocking the wind and cold air drafts from the back room from penetrating the rest of the house.

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I got ours at jcpenney when they were having a sale. I didn't get them for keeping heat in though, they keep a lot of light out. I did notice that in the summer our bedroom is cooler.
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I made my own. I put black trash bags over the south facing windows (to conserve solar heat) and on all windows including those I put heavy blankets I got at the goodwill (for like 3 bucks each). I just tacked them up on the windows so they can be used as blankets in the summer. The house is much warmer this year!
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I don't know about thermal curtains, but we put up shiny insulated stuff in our windows this past summer and didn't need the air conditioner
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good question! I'm feeling a draft from our old sucky windows as we speak. We need to do *something*!

Would thermal curtains be better/worse than the plastic sheets they have that you stick to the window frame (the kind you blowdry tight)?

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good question! I'm feeling a draft from our old sucky windows as we speak. We need to do *something*!

Would thermal curtains be better/worse than the plastic sheets they have that you stick to the window frame (the kind you blowdry tight)?
Well, I prefer having thick curtains up because you can still open them (and the window) if you want fresh air. We also have cats and they would scratch holes in plastic.
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