We are all looking for ways to save money on our air conditioning bills when the weather gets warmer, and a simple, inexpensive way to consistently cut costs on your electric bill and keep your house cool when the temperature starts creeping up into the triple digits is to install sunscreens, also known as solar screens or privacy screens, on your windows. In some cases, you will not only save money on your utility bill with sunscreens, but some electrical companies offer rebates to their customers who install solar screens on the windows of their homes. If you’re looking for an effective, economical, and energy-efficient way to keep your house cool and are interested in sunscreens, contact A to Z Window Screens today. We are one of the largest sunscreen dealers in California, and our expert associates are ready to help you select the perfect solar screens, and our certified installers are ready to install these screens so you can enjoy the many benefits of cooling your home with window sunscreens.
Resembling standard window screens, solar screens work so much better to keep your home cooler because they prevent direct sunlight from entering windows, cut all sun glares, and block the sunlight without restricting your view or the airway, according to the Weather Channel in its article “Cooling Your Home Naturally” in its Troubleshooting & Energy Efficiency section on its website. Sunscreens are included in the exterior shading options, such as awnings, shutters, and louvers. Exterior window shading is noted as being much more efficient than interior shading, like using blinds, draperies, and curtains. This is because with exterior shading, the screen acts as a protective layer over the glass that does not allow the sun to heat up the window enough to bring heat into your home. The screen also works to disperse heat and keep a constant air flow going, due to natural convection. And, don’t think the interior of your home will be gloomy and dark with no sun at all. While direct sunlight is blocked from your home to keep bright glares out, softer rays of sunshine are allowed inside.
Available in a large variety of colors from which to choose, we at A to Z Window Screens do want you to know that color choice does matter when it comes to sun, solar, or privacy screens. We have four rules of thumb you should follow when making your selection on the color of your sunscreens:
- When it comes to stopping heat, the darker the color of the sunscreen, the better. We suggest black or brown screens.
- Your outward visibility is better with darker colors like black or brown screens.
- If privacy is a concern, especially during the day, lighter colored screens such as stucco, beige, or gray are better for daytime privacy.
- If you want more of an amount of sunlight in your home, go with the lighter colors like stucco, beige, or gray.
If you would like more information on this money and energy-saving option of keeping your home cooler, contact A to Z Window Screens today by phone, e-mail, or by scheduling an appointment. Our years of expertise in selling and installing sunscreens as well as our large inventory make us your perfect partner in this home improvement endeavor.