Summertime is finally here. While we get excited about spending time outdoors, we dread seeing that electric bill. But did you know solar screens are one of the top recommended upgrades for your home? It’s all because of how they save energy, which means they save you money too. So let’s dive into why solar screens are such an excellent investment.
Keeping Your Home Cooler
In the summer, 76% of all the sunlight that hits windows enters your home and turns to heat. The extra heat increases the temperature inside the home and makes your air conditioning system work harder to keep your house cool. When your air conditioner has to work harder, it uses more electricity, resulting in higher utility bills. Solar screens can keep your home cooler by dissipating heat before it hits your windows, resulting in lower utility bills.
Protecting From UV Light
When the sun beats down on your home, UV rays do as well. UV rays can damage furniture and flooring over time by bleaching and/or darkening them, depending on the wood. For example, stone countertops, like quartz, are susceptible to UV light damage, causing them to fade, become discolored, or stained over time. Solar screens keep your home cooler in the summer and protect your home from harmful UV rays.
Protects From Insects
While solar shades still allow airflow, they can block pesky little insects from entering your home. So, there is no need for any additional screens for this purpose. Blocking entry into your home means bugs can’t move in. Therefore, you will never have to worry about a possible infestation through open windows. No cicadas here!
Solar shades are not only recommended for energy efficiency, but they are also very affordable. If you would like to hear more about our solar shades or get a free estimate, contact us today.