Saving Money with Your Awning

With the summer quickly approaching it couldn’t be a better time to consider getting an awning on your home. Awnings have a lot to offer, from increasing the aesthetic value of your home to providing more enjoyment in your outdoor areas thanks to additional shade. What most people fail to realize, however, is that a strategically placed residential awning can lower your cooling costs significantly.

The Benefits

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) funded a study to examine eco-friendly ways to stay cool and discovered that awnings are a fantastic asset to have when looking to cut down on your energy bill. Instead of turning up your air conditioning unit to keep cool, an awning can work in tandem with it to keep your home at a more manageable temperature, without putting more effort on your A/C unit. When placed correctly, an awning can prevent sunlight from hitting your home, allowing for such benefits as:

  • Less greenhouse effect on your home by stopping heat from getting trapped through your windows.
  • If your insulation isn’t as strong, an awning can compensate to keep the home cool.
  • By using your A/C unit less, the chances of wear and tear go down.
  • Fabric awnings reduce cooling costs by up to 50% resulting in annual savings of up to $200

Stay Cool with an Awning

As the temperatures rise, it is crucial to find ways to keep your home cool without breaking the bank. While an air conditioning unit can regulate air, it uses a significant amount of power. You can cut back on the air and install an awning instead which is a one-time fee for infinite usage. At Universal Awning & Sign, we will work with you to find the best fit awning for your home. Call us today at 407-328-7781 for a free quote.