We all know that feeling — walking into your air conditioned home on a blistering hot, summer day. However, that blissful feeling will soon go away once you receive your utility bill. Luckily, we have a few ways to reduce heat gain in your home by up to 77 percent, without running your AC!
Awnings. Awning are one of the best ways to block the sun from your home. According to the DOE, you can reduce up to 65 percent of heat gain on south-facing windows and 75 percent on west-facing windows.
Curtains. On hot summer days, it’s best to keep your curtains closed. Hang your curtains as close to your windows as possible and use medium-colored fabric for the best results.
Shades. When properly installed, shades are one of the most effective ways to save energy — but, they need to be drawn all day in order to work. Tip: Quilted roller shades and Roman shades work better than other soft window treatments.
Blinds. Unlike shades, you can adjust the slates of blinds to control light and ventilation. The DOE has found that “when completely closed, highly reflective blinds can reduce heat gain by around 45 percent.”
Take a look around your space — are your curtains or upholstery looking less than clean? Call on the textile experts at Triple S! We have all the tools and experience you could need when looking for a drapery and valance cleaning company. We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience.
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