If you’re looking for ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption, retractable awnings are a great idea. Not only do they help protect your home and family from the sun, but their cooling effect also reduces the amount of energy used by your air conditioning system during the summer.
Awnings placed over an area with glass patio doors, for example, can reduce heat transfer into the home by almost half. Exposed glass doors and windows of that size let in a lot of sunlight, which warms the air in your home, counteracting your cooling efforts.
When the sun’s direct rays are prevented from entering the home, the cool air is retained and the home remains cooler for longer – saving on the need for prolonged air conditioning. Reducing the load on your air conditioning saves you a lot of money over the summer, especially during long heatwaves.
Retracting the awning allows sunlight to enter the home during cooler months, which helps warm up the house, saving you money on heating.
The addition of a quality retractable awning to your home can result in hundreds of dollars in energy savings over the course of a year. Ombrasole custom awnings are available in a wide range of shapes, colours and sizes, and are made of quality materials.
For more information on how locally made, quality retractable awnings can save you money and improve the look of your home, contact Ombrasole today.