From the Northeast to the deep south, a good chunk of the country has experienced record-breaking low temperatures, snow and ice over the past several days. If the cold temps have you wondering how you can keep warm without breaking the bank this winter, you are not alone.
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During cold weather, take advantage of the sun's warmth by keeping drapes open on south facing windows during daylight hours. To keep out the heat of the summer sun, close window shades and drapes in warm weather. Glass windows without shading allow between 75-80 percent of transmitted solar energy through, where vertical or venetian blinds allow 0-5 percent.
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