Retractable awnings are a popular addition to any home or business, providing shade and protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. But did you know that they can also help save energy? It’s true! By blocking the sun’s rays from entering your windows and doors, retractable awnings reduce the amount of heat that enters your home or business.
Energy savings is one of the best yet most unknown benefits of installing a retractable awning on your home or business. At ShadeTree Canopies, we have seen this life-changing benefit in action and want to explain how it works so you to can benefit from significant energy savings as a result of a retractable awning.
How Much Energy Do Retractable Awnings Save?
Retractable awnings are a popular choice for homeowners seeking to enhance their outdoor living spaces while simultaneously reducing their energy consumption. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, retractable awnings can lower solar heat gain by 65-77%, which can translate into significant energy savings on air conditioning costs. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) also estimates that retractable awnings can reduce solar heat gain by up to 77%.
The exact amount of energy savings will vary based on factors such as the size of the awning, the type of fabric used, and the location of the home. However, a study by the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) found that homeowners with retractable awnings saved up to $200 annually on their energy bills.
If you are a home or business owner seeking to maximize energy savings, you should consider investing in larger awning coverage, as more coverage can lead to greater reductions in solar heat gain, indoor temperature, and energy costs.
How Retractable Awnings Cut Energy Costs
Awnings cut energy costs by reducing the amount of solar heat gain and ultraviolet (UV) rays that enter a building. Solar heat gain is the increase in temperature caused by the sun’s rays entering through windows, and UV rays are a type of radiation that can increase the total amount of solar heat gain in a building.
Retractable awnings block UV rays and effectively minimize the total amount of solar heat gain that would otherwise take place. When this happens, your home or business stays significantly cooler than usual and therefore requires less air conditioning to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Start Benefitting From Awning Energy Savings Today
If you’re tired of high energy bills, look no further than ShadeTree Canopies. Our retractable awnings allow you to start benefitting from energy savings by blocking UV rays and reducing solar heat gain. Less air conditioning means you can save money on your energy bills and enjoy the added comfort and style of a beautiful retractable awning.
Our retractable awnings come in three customizable options, allowing you to choose from a wide range of colors and styles to fit your unique taste and budget. Plus, our extensive network of professional installers makes it possible for you to sit back and enjoy the shade in no time.
Don’t wait any longer to start benefitting from the energy savings and style of a retractable awning from ShadeTree Canopies. Contact us for more information and order your new retractable awning today.