How Shading Your Home Saves on Energy Costs

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Staying cool during a hot summer is always a challenge. One solution is to turn on the air conditioning, but this can lead to high electricity bills, which eats into your summer fun budget.

Sun Shades Are a Cost-Effective Solution

Preventing your home from heating up in the first place is a more energy-efficient solution than using your air conditioner to cool it down. Patio shades, awnings, and window shutters prevent sunlight from heating your home, with the result being lower cooling costs and a home that remains at a comfortable temperature throughout the day.

How to Shade Your Home From Sunlight

In the Northern hemisphere, south-facing parts of a home usually heat up the most on sunny days, as the sun shines directly through their windows. East-facing parts of the home may become uncomfortably hot in the morning, while west-facing rooms heat up in the evening, as the sun moves across the sky to set in the west.
Using shutters or an awning to shade these areas of the home during the time of day when they are most vulnerable to overheating can lead to significant energy savings. Your air conditioning system won’t need to work as hard to bring the temperature down to a comfortable level.

Motorized Shades Make It Easy to Save on Energy Costs

Remembering to pull shades down to block sunlight can be difficult. It’s easy to go out for a large part of the day and come home to an overheated house, simply because you forgot to lower your blinds before the sun began shining into a particular room. Motorized sun screens can automatically block sunlight at specific times of the day, helping to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

Enjoy Sunlight Without Heat

Although the sun’s heat can be oppressive during summer, most people enjoy looking out of their homes onto a sun-soaked landscape. That’s why we recommend fitting your home with motorized sun shades that block heat, but let you enjoy your view.

As a result, you get the best of both worlds: You can enjoy the beautiful summer sunlight, and you can save on energy costs thanks to the reduced intensity of light entering your home.

Contact Superior Sun Solutions today to get started with your new awning, patio shade, or motorized sun screen.

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