Easy to install and boasting many benefits, exterior solar screens can completely change the inside of your home. The weather outside will no longer influence how hot or cold the temperature is inside your home. These screens will reduce heat during the scorching months and retain heat during the cold months. Having the ability to reduce costs on energy bills as well, solar screens are a logical addition to any modern home.
Consulting a professional is the best route to take with exterior solar screens. They will install them correctly and efficiently, ensuring the benefits are fully reaped. Here are a few of the main benefits you could obtain with solar screens.
Reduce Heat by Nearly 85% in the Summer
Heat during the summer can sometimes be unforgiving. When you step inside your home, you want to feel a wash of cool air, not more heat. Sometimes, houses can feel more like greenhouses if too much sunlight gets through windows and heat sits in homes. When installing exterior solar screens, you can reduce heat by nearly 85%. Keeping your home cool and comfortable, you’ll still be able to enjoy the sunlight but with a much lower temperature.
Retain Heat in the Winter
Homes during winter months have the potential to lose heat. Small cracks in walls or older homes are known to release the heat rather than keep it in. One of the great benefits of solar screens is that it retains heat in the winter. When the sun’s rays penetrate the solar screen, it traps up to 92% of the heat and keeps it inside your house. Having the ability to retain that much heat will also lead to lower costs on energy bills during colder months.
Privacy and Protection
Exterior solar screens allow for added privacy to a home. They are an additional barrier if someone is looking in from the outsidedand make it very hard if not impossible for anyone to catch a glance inside. l Solar screens work just like dark sunglasses, providing protection from sunlight and harmful rays for the user, while appearing dark and opaque to others Exterior solar screens will be able to add that extra layer of privacy on top of the other benefits provided.
Get a Tax Credit
Getting a tax credit may not be the first thing that goes through someone’s mind when thinking about solar screens. But, by using solar screens on you windows, you are eligible to save 26% of your solar installation cost from your federal taxes. Known as the federal solar tax credit, or investment tax credit (ITC), this deduction applies to both commercial and residential systems, allowing consumers to save thousands of dollars on going green and promoting the use of solar technology. Though the cost savings will fall to 22% at the end of 2020, the solar tax credit will continue to exist.
Originally established in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, it was set to expire in 2007. The act continued to be extended and recently received a six-year extension push in 2015. Homeowners will be able to claim these deductions until 2021, if the act is not extended once again.
Save Money on Bills
Energy bills have the potential to reach astronomical prices. Keeping your home cool during the hot summer months and warming your home in the cold winter can be quite costly.
In hotter months, solar screens can intercept the sun’s rays as they come through the window. By reducing the amount of heat that comes through the windows, the power needed by an air conditioning unit would be lowered. Other harmful rays such as ultraviolet radiation will also be blocked, reducing glare on electronics and the fading of furniture. The overall reduction on cooling bills will depend on how many solar screens you choose to install on your windows. The more installed, the larger the savings.
Winters can be brutally cold. Keeping out the biting cold and living in comfortable warmth is important. Windows play a huge factor in keeping cold air out. Small cracks and worn windows will allow for colder air to slip through. Windows that have solar screens installed on them would hold an advantage. By retaining heat that enters through the windows, up to 92% of heat will stay in during colder months. Keeping this heat in will allow your heater to work less, ultimately saving money on heating bills.
Consult With Atlantic
Speak to the knowledgeable professionals at Atlantic Sun Control about the easy process of installing exterior solar screens. Save money on your monthly energy bill and switch today.
Make sure you reach out to professionals who are dedicated to performing services well. By hiring an experienced window worker, you’ll be able to trust them to get the job done on the first try. Don’t have any second thoughts, call Atlantic Sun Control at 703-687-0154 to protect your home from harmful UV rays.
At Atlantic Sun Control, we’re here to answer any and all questions you may have about exterior solar screens. When we send our professional staff out to install solar screens, they are courteous and careful when working on windows. If you would like more information on exterior solar screens or are interested in scheduling solar screen installation, contact us today.