Long summer days and warm nights make for an ideal opportunity to enjoy your outdoor space at home, especially if you’ve spent time and effort creating a patio area for your family to enjoy and to entertain your friends in. The downside is that although your energy bills for heating and lighting will be lower, the money will just trickle straight out of your bank account on expensive air conditioning to keep your house cool.
However, one practical and beautiful addition to your patio space that will not only keep you and your family cool but make a sizeable inroad into cutting your air conditioning bills is a window awning.
Direct sunlight shining through your glass windows can account for as much as 20% of the load on your air conditioning system, so cutting those energy costs is not only a smart financial move but good for the planet too.
Practical and Flexible
Awnings and blinds are available in a variety of designs and styles. It can be worked either via a pulley system or even motorized for your adjustments, giving you the option of part or fully retracting them. After all, if you’re looking to cut air-conditioning costs in summer, it makes sense to be able to cut heating bills in winter by taking advantage of bright, sunny days by fully retracting your awning.
Cost-effective, fixed or portable awnings will not only help to cut your bills year round but will be an attractive and practical addition to your home.