Today’s awnings offer many benefits and one of the greatest benefits is energy savings. Exterior fabric window awnings can reduce interior heat in homes and businesses during periods of direct sunlight by 77% according to a study by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers. Since awning fabric doesn’t trap heat and moisture, an awning can reduce air-conditioning costs by as much as 25%.
Awnings have advantages that contribute to more sustainable buildings. First, awnings result in cooling energy savings by reducing direct solar gain through windows. This directly reduces the impact of global warming from greenhouse gas emissions. A second benefit is that peak electricity demand is also reduced by awnings potentially resulting in reduced mechanical equipment costs. Reduced peak demand may also result in energy cost savings in the future if residential customers are charged higher rates during peak periods. Another outcome of peak demand reduction is the overall savings to utility companies and the public from a decreased need to build new generating capacity.
These days, few things get more attention than tips on saving money. Just about everyone is on a budget and looking for ways to reduce their monthly expenses in order to leave money for the more important things in life. A close second to the interest in saving money is the desire to “go green” with lifestyle changes that mean energy savings and using natural resources in a responsible way. Awnings can save you money and help you “go green”
Here are few energy-related facts you may not know:
* Twenty percent (20%) of the demand on air conditioners in residential buildings is a result of solar heat.
* Windows are the greatest source of energy loss – the amount of energy that escapes through one square foot of glass is equal to the amount of energy that escapes through an entire insulated wall.
* Awnings can reduce the energy required to cool a home by up to 33% depending on the climate.
Easyawn offers high-quality awnings at an affordable price. Easyawn only uses Sunbrella canvas with an industry-leading 7-year warranty. Easyawn has been in business for over 50 years and has over 20,000 satisfied customers. To learn more about Easyawn call 678-679-1464 or visit easyawn.com