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Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:11

Energy Efficiency with Awnings - Save Money on Air Conditioning Today

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The Professional Awning Manufacturer's Association recently released this light-hearted look at the funcitonality and energy savings of awnings and shade systems.  If you have questions about how an awning or other sun shade device can affect your cooling costs and make your home a more energy efficient place to live, give us a call today!

While this video is admittedly cheesy, it makes a few very valid points about the benefits of awnings. The professional awnings manufacturer's association is not a movie production studio, so we should not expect any Oscar nominations for this one, but it is still worth discussing.  If you have any questions about the information provided, please give us a call at the phone number listed above so we can discuss your particular sun control problem.  Applying a shade structure to the outside of the window is by far more effective than letting the sunlight pass through the glass and heat up the carpet or even the curtains meant to keep the sun out.  Try it out for yourself: when the sun is shining on your curtains, walk over and touch them with your hand.  Do they feel hot?  Of course they do, they are in direct sunlight!  Where do you think that heat that you feel is going all day?  If the curtains get hot, they warm up the air around them; they heat the air inside your house!  Putting up curtains may keep the sun from fading your carpet (because it will fade the curtains instead), but they do not keep the room you're in effectively cooler.  If you stop the sunlight outside of the window with an awning, however, you will keep the glass cool, the carpet cool, the furniture cool, and therefore the air inside the room will stay cool.  If you want to really keep a hot room cool, stop the sun BEFORE it gets to the glass.

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