Summer has arrived, and with it comes the heat, which means higher home cooling expenses. It’s simple to turn on the air conditioner to beat the heat or sit in front of the nearest fan, but doing so may be costly in the long term. Here are some suggestions for keeping your house cool this summer while also saving money.
Install some awnings
Awnings are a great way to cut your air conditioning costs while still protecting your inside furnishings from the sun’s dazzling rays. By installing permanent, retractable awnings, you may save money on air conditioning while also enhancing the appearance of your property.
Awnings are available in a range of styles and sizes, with portable, fixed, and retractable choices available. The latter has the advantage of being able to fold down in the winter, allowing sunlight to come through windows and glass doors while lowering utility usage by increasing internal warmth.
Install some blinds
In the summer, vertical or horizontal slat-type window blinds are more effective at reducing heat intake. Because there are so many gaps between the slats, it’s tough to limit heat loss via window blinds during the winter, but they give versatility over the summer because of their adaptability. You may regulate the slats to minimize glare, light, and solar heat gain unlike shades.
Shades and shutters
Exterior shutters and drop shades are available in a variety of materials, including wood, steel, aluminum, and vinyl. They’re ideal for preventing heat gain from the sun. Fabric or vinyl drapes are most popular, with the material having gaps that allow you to look through the window.
Our experienced team at Peterson Canvas & Awnings can help you find and install the perfect awning for your home. Don’t hesitate and contact us today to get started!