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Wednesday—Good for You, Good for The Home: Cooling Down a Hot Window

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Reducing the heat on a southwest facing garden window


Shopping for Window Tint


I got our tint from AmazonSmile Prime.  It beats dealing with morons at Home Depot, and my favorite local animal rescue group receives 0.5 percent of the purchase price.
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Our primary goal was to reduce the heat on garden window that gets blasted by the sun every afternoon.  I did not want a silver mirrored finish, primarily to avoid the intense glare and any possible harm to our backyard wildlife, especially the birds.

We like to use natural light as much as possible in our house, so I was not looking for black-out tint.  I did, however, end up ordering the darkest tint available.  From the inside looking out, it looks like you're wearing a good pair of sunglasses.

The price was reasonable ($30 for a 36-inch x12-foot strip), and we will make up the cost by reducing our power bills by at least that much this summer.  


How hard was it to put up?

It is definitely a 2-pers…