How to Manage Your Electric Bill with Easy Shade Options
Thoughtful shade designs are a great addition to any property. Not only do they provide great comfort and fantastic ambiance, but they also offer financial advantages.
20% of an air conditioner’s heat load is made up of heat entering a building through exposed glass! Fortunately, there’s an environmentally responsible way to lower utility costs and reduce the amount of heat coming inside. Shade structures can help keep the inside of a building cool and reduce energy consumption.
According to the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers, well-designed shading solutions such as awnings, louvered roofs, and tension sails can drastically minimize a building’s heat load. The actual savings will depend on the type of attachment, the season, and the placement, but specific shade solutions can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows.
ShadeFLA is your best resource for selecting a structure that compliments the look and feel of your building and offers the best energy efficient results. We are shade experts, architects, designers, and installers always willing to use our knowledge to design an eye-catching structure that does an excellent job of providing shade and minimizing energy costs. So call us, tweet us, or Facebook message us so we can help you get started now.