This year, we had an entire solar shade plan installed in our home.
The afternoonlight in our region can be quite intense. And it shines most of the afternoons of the year. That sunlight has a direct effect on the interior temperature of our homes. And that forced the Heating & Air Conditioning to labor harder in order to cool the house. When I purchased this home, it was our plan not to hang curtains. The two of us were in a rural section with no neighbors in site. Plus, there was so much wildlife all around us that I wanted to be sure to have an unjammed view. While it took some getting accustomed to, I easily did appreciate having the constant views. However, when the first utility bill arrived for the summer, I was stunned. The cooling costs from the Heating & Air Conditioning were just out of sight. That led to a abrupt ad hoc covering of all the windows in the house. I just got some cheap plastic blinds. The Heating & Air Conditioning costs went down dramatically. However, I easily didn’t appreciate the look of the plastic blinds and I missed having the views. Once the summer time was over, we took those plastic blinds down and stored them. This year, we had an entire solar shade plan installed in our home. What’s easily awesome about these shades is that they are designed to mitigate direct afternoonlight heating almost entirely. Plus, they can by synced to our smart Heating & Air Conditioning control unit. It simply note the rise of temperature in different areas of the house and deploys the shades to stop the direct afternoonlight heating. It’s a enjoyable compromise between keeping the Heating & Air Conditioning cooling costs down and having the view.