Space blankets are also called emergency blankets or survival blankets. They are an item that should be in your car first aid kit.
Space blankets are made of tough highly reflective Mylar plastic. They are used to reflect 90% of a person’s body heat back to them.
They are available for about $1 each in a size of about 5 feet by 7 feet, just right for wrapping up one person or one window.
Why use them on your windows.
They make a good window covering because they will reflect 90% of your home heat back inside.
If you have a window, where seeing out or having light coming in is not an important factor, you can cover it with a space blanket. Bathroom or basement windows are possibilities for this window treatment. I use clear packaging tape to hold the space blanket material to the outer edges of the window frame.
If you want daylight and the view, you can stick the space blanket material to the inside surface of a window blind. Roll it up during the day and roll it down to reflect heat back inside at night.
In the hot weather sticking the reflective Mylar to the out side of your roll up blinds will reflect heat from the sun back out to save on air conditioning.
If you are making your own window quilts, you can add a layer of space blanket material to make a supper energy saver window covering.
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