What insulated window covering would you recommend in The Blue Zone?
We live in a small (675sq. ft), tight, well-insulated house with many south facing window in west central Wisconsin. Our double paned, argon gas filled south facing windows heat the house for 10 hrs. on sunny days, even on below zero days. Of course, the windows lose much heat at night. We have in-slab hydronic heat running on off-peak electric through a 10kw micro-boiler, usually running at a water temp of 93-102 frht., which is very comfortable.
We are considering making thermal coverings of quilted fabric and have looked at blinds with baffles. Our budget is tight. What window coverings are having the best results and are also convenient to use?!
In the sales literature for Hunter Douglas honey comb blinds they say it can add an R value of 5 or so. I have a hard time believing this given they don't seal around the sides. Any opinions based on experience on this?
Posted Jan 9, 2011 9:03 PM ET
Edited Jan 9, 2011 10:56 PM ET
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