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Can blackout curtains cool home down?

Hey guys, I'm trying to cool my home down a bit more, and I was told by some that getting blackout curtains for your home can cool the place down some. Is this true? I want to install blackout curtains for every single window in my home.

Will this potentially cool the place down?

To answer your question will blackout curtains help keep out the heat of the summer?

Keep your home cool, that is true.

I put blackout curtains in my living room and the bedroom and in the heat of the summer we have had over the last two weeks, I have only had to use a fan.

I have an air conditioner but due to a family member having health problems, the air makes it worse.

I'm glad to hear it, because I am no fan of the heat and would prefer to cool my place down as much as possible. My kids on the other hand love the heat and complain if the house is too dark, but if it cools the place down and even saves a bit on electricity, I'm for it. đŸ™‚


Thanks for your response Nancy!

That is excellent, in my city the spring and summer are really hot, and it seems to be that the general consensus is that blackout curtains help with the heath.

Yes, blackout curtains definitely help it stay cooler in the house. I have a blackout curtain in my bedroom because I don't have any air conditioning in there.

Blackout curtains also help your home stay warmer in the winter months, so they are useful year-round.

Yes indeed blackout curtains make your home cool down in hot days and it is healthy too as it reduced sunlight straight comes in your room.

Curtains and shades in general offer better insulation than blinds.As a matter of fact, you can even add a white sheet behind your curtains so they don't absorb as much heat from being black.

Blackout curtains and shades will reduce the amount of heat which is transferred via your windows for sure, there's nearly 25% extra cooling effect making by the black out curtains.  meanwhile there's a trend for larger windows, growing smaller trees that  will absorb the heat which will pass from out side to the inside.