Discover How Retractable Awnings Reduce Energy Expenses

While many homeowners choose to have a retractable awning installed to make their outdoor living space more enjoyable, an awning has additional benefits for you as well. By having a motorized awning installed, you will reduce the sunlight warming your home, which in turn cools your home and reduces the dependence on your air conditioner. A retractable awning will also block UV rays from damaging the interior of your home and provide additional insulation. With these benefits, using a retractable awning will allow your home to stay cooler in the summer and save you money by reducing energy expenses.

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Retractable Awnings Provide Shade & Temperature Regulations

When you install a retractable awning you have sun when you want it and shade when you don’t in your outdoor living space. By unfurling your retractable awning, not only do you provide shade to your outdoor living space, but you also block the sunlight that enters your home.  By blocking direct sunlight from entering your home, your awning helps prevent excessive heat build-up indoors. In lowering the sunlight building heat inside your home, a retractable awning reduces solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows, according to a survey by the Department of Energy.

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Retractable Awnings Reduce Air Conditioning Usage

That reduction in solar heat gain lowers the temperature in your home. By lowering the temperature in your home, a motorized awning reduces your dependence on air conditioning and allows you to use it at higher temperature settings. The less you use your air conditioner, the lower your utility bills. Studies estimate between 15-50% in potential cost savings. In addition to saving you money, reducing the usage of your AC also reduces your carbon footprint, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, the less strain you put on your HVAC system, the less wear and tear it faces which leads to a longer lifespan and reduction in potential repair bills for your air conditioner.

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Featured discount figured from 25% of average cost of $7,000 for a motorized awning. Awning installation time based on average duration of orders for in-stock awnings. One offer per household. Offer not valid on prior sales, prior booked jobs, or combined with any other offers. Offer valid only at time of initial in-home quotation. Some restrictions apply. Call for complete details and pricing. Some restrictions apply. Offer ends 5/31/24.

Retractable Awnings Offer Protection From UV Rays

Retractable awnings serve as a barrier against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. UV rays are known to cause fading and damage to furniture, carpets, drapes, and other interior furnishings exposed to direct or indirect sunlight. By blocking damaging UV rays, motorized awnings help to preserve the color and quality of your belongings, extending their lifespan. In reducing the need to replace or repair furniture or window treatments impacted by UV rays, saves you money on repairs and premature replacement purchases.

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Retractable Awnings Increase Insulation

Motorized awnings create an air gap between the fabric and the window or exterior of the home. This gap provides additional layer of insulation for your home. This additional layer of insulation helps prevent heat transfer and helps regulate the temperature in your home. The insulation that retractable awnings provide serves as a barrier, offering cooler temperatures inside your home in the summer and preventing heat loss in the winter. By enhancing your home’s insulation, awnings reduce the workload on your heating and cooling systems, leading to energy savings.

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Wrap-Up of How Retractable Awnings Reduce Energy Expenses

Investing in retractable awnings is a smart decision for homeowners looking to enhance their outdoor living space, lower their energy costs, and achieve long-term savings. By providing shade, reducing the need for air conditioning, protecting against UV rays, and enhancing insulation, motorized awnings offer a range of energy and cost savings benefits. Not only do retractable awnings help create a more comfortable living environment, but they also contribute to energy efficiency and financial savings. So, consider installing a motorized awning and experience the positive impact it can have on your energy bills, overall quality of life, and enjoyment of your outdoor living space.

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