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  • Closed window dressings help keep rooms cooler and prevent the loss of cooled air. This is particularly helpful on extremely hot days.
  • When your AC is on, close your window dressings more.
  • Studies demonstrate that medium-colored draperies with white-plastic backings can reduce heat gains by 33%*

*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR program

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