Block out 30% of summer heat with blinds.
According to energy.gov.au, around 87% of unwanted heat comes in from your windows. One of the simplest ways to reduce your summer energy usage is to close curtains or blinds to keep heat out during the day when the sun is at its strongest. This will help prevent the sun's rays from entering your home and reduce your need for air conditioning. White curtains or blinds will reflect heat, while darker colours and black will absorb it.
In addition, keeping your curtains and blinds closed at night will help keep the cooler night-time air from escaping, allowing your home to stay cool for longer.
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