Use your blinds strategically
When you close your blinds and curtains at different times it can make a big difference in keeping the hot air out during the warmer months and keeping the warm air in during the cooler months.
Prevent heat loss in the winter
During the day: Open your window coverings during the day to let the sunlight warm your home naturally.
In the evenings: Prevent heat loss in the evenings by closing the blinds and keeping the cool air out.
Prevent heat gain in the summer
East-facing windows: Close your east-facing window coverings before you go to bed to help to block the morning sun.
West-facing windows: Close coverings on west-facing windows in the late afternoon and early evening to block evening sun.
South-facing windows: Prevent heat gain via south-facing windows by closing coverings during the day.