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When it's cold outside, keep the window shades up to allow more sunlight into the room. When it's hot outside, keep the shades down, to keep the sun out, and the room cooler. This will reduce the amount of heating and cooling needed

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 While on a flight today, the stewardess told us to close the shades on our windows to keep it cooler for the next flight. I thought that was pretty cool!
hbomb7 - 6/7/2009 10:53:26 PM  

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