Today we’re going to take a look at “Awnings And Other Energy Savers For Windows and Doors”.
It is no secret that energy costs are rising these days. People have to turn on their coolers in the summer and their heating in the winter. The need for finding ways to save energy has become a big concern. One of the largest energy suckers in the home are your windows and doors. However, there are ways to save energy and help cut the cost of your power and gas bills by using awnings and blinds.
Shielding from the Elements Outside
One of the best ways to help stop the energy leak from your home is to shield your windows and doors from the outside elements. Shielding from the heat and the cold through the windows and doors will help to conserve the energy by helping to keep the inside of your home at a constant temperature.
Awnings and roller shutters do this by shielding your windows from direct sunlight. When sunlight hits the windows it causes them to heat up this then heats up the air around them on the inside. It also helps to shield the interior from the damaging UV rays that can bleach and fade carpets and floors, photos, paintings and fabrics – whatever it happens to touch.
During the colder months the awnings and roller shutters help to prevent the cold air from being absorbed through the windows and doors. It also helps to keep the rain, snow, and ice from building up on the outside of them.
Conventional Means of Saving Energy
Aside from using awnings and roller shutters there are other things you can do to windows to help save energy. Make sure they are airtight, if they aren’t and you feel a draft you can purchase weather stripping which will go around the edges to stop the air on the inside from leaking out and prevents the outside air from coming into your home.
Indoor Window Blinds Help To Conserve Energy
You can have a double insulation against inclement weather and temperature extremes by using indoor window blinds that act as insulators. Using blinds or shutters helps to block the extremes in the outside temperature by acting as another buffer against the weather outside. When using these along with awnings and roller shutters you have a win-win situation where the windows are buffered from the elements and the interior has a layer of insulation to help keep the perfect “room temperature” air within the home rather than leaking to cool or heat the neighbourhood.
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