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Reduce Energy Bills with External Shading

Reduce Energy Bills with External Shading

During the hottest summer or the coldest winter, energy bills can start to really inflate from the frequent use of heaters and fans. Temperature control is incredibly important to create a productive and comfortable space, whether it be a residential or commercial environment, so it shouldn’t feel like an economic burden when the bills arrive.

External shading provides benefits such as sun protection, insulation, and glare control for your environment, all while reducing your need for electronic cooling or heating that runs the bills up. By reducing the need for such temporary solutions, energy usage drops, which reduces your energy bills and ongoing costs.

Investing in external shading has not only economical benefits, but it’s also an environmentally sustainable solution for your residential or commercial space long term. It’s no secret that reducing your energy usage is good for the environment, as it helps to reduce pollutant emissions from non-renewable energy sources, so you can feel extra good about external shading!

There’s a wide variety of external shading systems available, such as blinds, screens, and awnings. Each shading system has their own unique assets, so how will you know which shading system will benefit your space and wallet the most?

To guide you towards choosing the perfect external shading solution, ask yourself the following:


Do you need more light in your building, or more shade?

Consider the amount of light that reaches each room in the building, and whether this is contributing to your need to either heat the building or cool those spaces.

Are you looking to decrease costs of heating, or costs for cooling?

If your building runs cold and your costs for heating are high, you should consider a shading system that offers maximum insulation benefits. If your costs go towards cooling and air conditioning, you’ll want to choose a shading system that offers breathability and doesn’t block too much natural light from entering the building.

Would you like something permanent, or something to be put up seasonally?

Some shading systems are permanent structures, whereas others are designed to be easily maneuvered for flexibility with weather changes. The right choice will depend on your specific residential or commercial building’s architectural design, the impact of seasonal weather in your area, and, ultimately, what benefits you’re looking to get from your external shading (e.g. less light/more light).

Take control of your environment, and have a sustainable approach to reducing your energy bills. For a consultation, or even just a friendly chat, contact our friendly experts at TurnerArc and see how we can help find the perfect sustainable shading system for you!