How Sun Shades Can Help Save You Money!

Keeping cool becomes more and more of a priority as the country moves into the warmer months of summer. During the warmer months, electricity bills tend to go up—as homeowners, property managers, and tenants crank up their AC or purchase electric fans to keep living quarters comfortable. The same is true of the workplace. Of course, that works for indoor scenarios; staying cool outdoors during summertime is an entirely different matter. Fortunately, there is a solution in the form of PalmSHADE’s renowned shade structures. In this article, we’ll discuss how these shade-providing fixtures not only provide comfort but can also help save money on your electric bill!

Sun shades over windows

While it might not seem obvious at first, windows actually contribute significantly to your electric bill. When the sun’s rays pour through the glass, they bring with them intensified heat, which raises the temperature of your room and forces your HVAC system to work harder in order to keep temperatures lower. On the other hand, you don’t want to shroud your indoor time in darkness. If you install a sun shade—such as our pergolas—over your window, they’ll significantly cut down on the amount of sunlight entering your window without forcing you to close your drapes. You’ll still receive an outdoor view, still see the sunny skies, but your room will remain cool. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, shade over windows “can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows.”

More time outdoors = less time running the AC

PalmSHADE’s sheltering fixtures come in a variety of styles. They’re suited for poolside rest areas, sidewalks, gardens, patios, etc. Their shade-providing roofs and sturdy builds mean many years of comforting time outside. Now you can spend hours outside—reading, barbequing, conversing with friends, watching the pets frolic about the yard (and summoning them under the sheltering canopy of the PalmSHADE when they need respite from the heat). During these long hours, you can give your HVAC and electrical fans a rest.

HVAC repairs

In the course of this article, we’ve mentioned numerous times how your AC system needs to run extra hard and extra long to keep your home cool. The more years this happens, the more wear and tear it sustains, and the sooner it’ll need repairs and maintenance. Imagine the discomfort and inconvenience when it suddenly breaks in the middle of a blistering summer day. At that point, you’ll be scrambling for electric fans and ramping up your bill—especially if you have multiple people in multiple rooms, all of whom need to stay cool. Imagine, also, the stacking bills from utility repair specialists!

However, if your windows are protected by PalmSHADE pergolas, and you have shade structures in your yard or over your patio—and you’re able to spend more time outdoors—your HVAC system won’t be placed under so much pressure and so consistently. This can help contribute to your AC system’s lifespan and save you money in terms of both electricity and AC repairs.

A professionally crafted PalmSHADE sun shade provides many seasons of outdoor comfort and can contribute to lessening your electric bills throughout the summertime. All our products are custom-designed according to the parameters of the client’s installation site and fabricated by a team of trained industrial professionals—who in turn use state-of-the-art welding equipment. Our sales team is on standby waiting to take your call and discuss your electricity-saving sun shade today!