Mike Jay wrote:Thekla, that sounds like a wonderful way to stop all the thermal losses with curtains. Unfortunately the curtains I have to hang were made by my loving mother in law and they're bigger than the window so I have to hang them several inches inside of the wall surface. I can't really block the top since they have a fair amount of gather/undulation on the curtain rod. Our window sills are only an inch deep so I can't really do the draft dodger sock system you use.
I wonder in the case of curtains that can't block air flow, are they a little better than no curtains, much better, the same or worse?
Thekla McDaniels wrote:I have often thought about that reflective coated bubble wrap stuff, and about making panels of it that just go right against the window at night, get removed during the day. Out of sight and out of the way storage is the drawback on that one.