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Blackout Curtains are a great way to lower the heat in rooms used for food storage.
Also to lower heat in sleeping areas when the A/C is out.
Simply close the door to the room with the curtains. Keeps it dark and cooler.
Blackout curtains have three main functions:
Block light, block noise, reduce energy costs.
Some brands of blackout curtains claim to block up to 99% of light.
Blackout curtains can keep heat in during the winter and keep heat out during the summer.
Up to 25% of thermal energy loss goes out through the windows.
Blackout curtains were used in Britain during World War 2 to block interior light from planes.
If a pilot saw light coming from a building, the pilot was likely to bomb that structure.
Now imagine in a shtf event or disaster, the bad guys can't find you at night.
A neighbor, with his oil lamps running, will be a beacon to bandits without blackout curtains.
My closest neighbor, who lives 600 feet way, can't see my lights on at night.
But let's get into the nuts and bolts of why I went with Blackout Curtains.
My main windows face south and those windows are the ones I keep closed during the day.
Now some will say that, during a shtf event, they can simply cover their windows with
With 10 windows in my house, at approx. $30 per window, it's not rocket science to
When purchasing, get the darkest color you can stand.
There are many options and versions of blackout curtains but here's a link to get you started.
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