08.19.17 | Education
What are Solar Screens and How Can They Help Me Save Money?
The Florida sun can be very intense during the summer, especially when it beats down into your home through your windows. This can cause your home to heat up quickly which drives up the cost of your electric bills.
Solar screens are one of the most effective and inexpensive solutions for cooling your home and reducing the amount of heat entering through your windows. Solar screens consist of an aluminum frame around a specialty fabric that can block up to 90% of the sun’s heat from entering your home. They are installed on the outside of your home’s windows and black out the sun’s rays.
In addition to lowering your cooling costs by up to 33%, solar screens can also offer the following benefits:
- Provides extra privacy during the day
- Keeps your windows clean by preventing dirt and rain from dirtying them
- Blocks UV rays from destroying blinds, shutters, carpet, countertops, and more
- Reduces glare on screens like TVs and computers
Solar screens are also much cheaper than complete window replacement. They block out heat, but still allow you to see out your windows. While they will reduce the amount of light coming into your home, most homeowners find that they still allow in plenty of light while not allowing the heat associated with it.
Not only will you save money on cooling costs, but purchasing solar screens could also qualify you for a federal tax credit. Contact Storm Smart today at 239-274-2700 to schedule an appointment and find out how a solar screen can benefit you.