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