Summer has arrived, and with it comes the heat, which means higher home cooling costs. It’s easy to turn on the air conditioner to beat the heat or sit in front of the nearest fan, but doing so may be expensive in the long run. Here are some ideas for keeping your house cool this summer while also saving money.
Install one or many awnings
Awnings are an excellent choice for homeowners who want to save money on air conditioning while still protecting their inside furniture from the sun’s harsh glare. You can save money on air conditioning while also improving the look of your home by using permanent, retractable, or exterior drop shades on your windows.
Awnings come in a variety of forms and sizes, with portable, fixed, and retractable options available. The latter has the benefit of being able to collapse in the winter, allowing sunshine to enter through windows and glass doors, lowering energy consumption by increasing internal warmth.
Install some blinds
Vertical or horizontal slat-type window blinds are more successful at reducing heat intake in the summer. It’s difficult to limit heat loss through window blinds during the winter since there are so many gaps between the slats, but they give versatility over the summer because of their flexibility. Unlike shades, you can regulate the slats to limit glare, light, and solar heat gain.
Shades and shutters
Exterior shutters and drop shades are made from a wide range of materials, including wood, steel, aluminum, and vinyl. They’re best at preventing heat gain from the sun. Fabric or vinyl drapes are most popular, and the material may have gaps that allow you to see through the window.
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