Shade Screens

U.S. Department of Energy – “Mesh window screens can diffuse solar radiation, reducing solar heat gain in the summer.”

Austin Energy – “In some cases, solar shades can reduce the sizing of your air conditioner by half a ton, and reduce the indoor air temperature by as much as 20 degrees on a hot day.”

Reliant Energy –  “The addition of solar screens can reduce your energy usage and increase the comfort of your home.”  “Adding these materials to windows with eastern or western exposure can dramatically reduce annual cooling cost.  Solar screens are more effective than reflective solar film because they stop the solar heat before it gets into your home.”

Texas State Energy Conservation Office – “In terms of energy savings and payback, they [solar screens] are a no-brainer.”

SRP – “Windows account for almost half of your home’s heat gain in the summer.”  “The best way to cool your home is to keep the heat from entering in the first place by keeping sunlight from passing through your home’s windows.”  “In the summer, controlling the amount of heat that enters your home will help you reduce the cost of air conditioning, while at the same time helping to increase your comfort level.”  “Shaded windows can save up to 25% of the cost of air conditioning, when compared to unshaded windows.”  WEBSITE

Arizona Public Service Company – “…windows on a typical home in the Phoenix area account for nearly 50% of the workload placed on your air conditioning system.  That’s more than the roof, walls, and attic combined!  Untreated windows in the desert environment will allow about 20 times more heat into your home than an equal amount of insulated wall space.  By controlling the way the sun’s energy enters your home, you can save on summer energy bills…”