Energy Efficient Curtains

We really try to keep our electric bill down to a dull roar during the winter months. We have found our windows to be a great source of lost heat. So we’ve covered our windows with plastic. You can get the clear kind that you use a blow dryer on to tighten the plastic up. When your looking through the window, you can’t eve tell the plastic is there. really.

I had wanted insulated drapes for quite a few years, but I thought they were too expensive. Well, this year, I really started looking around at them.

I found these Energy Efficient Curtain Panels (not an affiliate link) at for under $15. When I bought mine in October, they were only $11. a panel for the size I needed. I picked the Khaki color. I actually bought the curtain rod in the picture, too.

energy efficient curtains

My actual curtains, in my actual living room.


I decided to try them first before a more expensive curtain, and before ordering some place else on line. Just because it’s easier to return something to our local Walmart store, then shipping it back and waiting for a credit.

There are also many energy efficient curtains choices on Amazon. (affiliate link)

You know what? I loved them! They are nothing fancy, but they get the job done. When the curtains are closed, I can stick my had between the curtain and the window and feel cold air trapped back there by the curtain. They really do work!

All that cold air kept out of the room translates to being able to keep the thermostat set lower, which means a lower electric bill! In the summer, blocking out the sun helps keep the house cooler, and your electric bill lower, too.

Yes, you can find fancier insulated drapes. But if your looking to lower your electric bill without breaking your piggy bank to buy new drapes, these curtains will do very nicely.


*Disclosure: This post contains an Amazon affiliate link. If you click the link and purchase something, I will receive a small commission.

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  1. Veronica Lee says:

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  2. Isn't it nice to get such a lovely surprise! Thanks for posting.

  3. Jen @ Frugal Mommy Tips says:

    Stopping by from Fantastic Frugal Fridays.

    We are having the same issue ourselves in our basement windows. I was thinking about putting plastic in all the windows to help with the cold air seeping in but now I will have to check Wal-Mart. Thanks so much for the tip!

  4. Stopping by from Life as MOM – what a great tip! I've considered getting thermal curtains, but the price always stopped me. I might have to check these out for the biggest window in our LR – thanks!

  5. I'm your newest follower from the Friend Finding Fridays blog hop! I would love for you to follow me back.

  6. Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've added your Sat. blog hop to my list. :)

    Lisa xoxo

  7. THe curtains look great!

    What a great idea! This is my first real blog hop party.

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  8. shopannies says:

    love finding fantastic alternatives that work just as well congratulations on your find

  9. Debi Clark says:

    Stopping by from Raising Homemakers blog hop.

    Thanks for this! I was just talking with my husband about getting some for our windows!

    Perfect timing!

  10. Curtains Perth says:

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