Cooling Concepts

Outside Cooling: Beat the Heat Before It Enters!

Keep the Heat Out: Shade from the Outside!

ya ok Did you know that about 40% of our home's energy can be lost through doors and windows? To save energy, we should focus on these areas, especially during the hot months.

Let's break it down. Energy can transfer in three main ways: conduction, convection, and radiation. Here, we'll discuss radiation because it's the primary way the sun's energy enters our homes.

If your home is well-insulated, most of the unwanted heat will come from your windows due to sunlight. Sunlight has three types: infrared, visible light, and UV rays.

Here's what happens:

  1. Infrared light is absorbed by window glass, turning into heat.
  2. Visible light and UV rays pass through the glass and heat up indoor surfaces.
  3. This heat, especially from intense UV rays, warms up your home.

How Do We Combat This?

The answer is simple: Shade your windows!

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You can shade from the inside (like using blinds or curtains) or the outside. But shading from the outside is way more effective.

Why? When you shade from the inside, the sun still heats the window and the blinds or curtains. This heat then spreads inside your house. However, if you use exterior shading, the sun's heat is blocked before it even reaches the window. The outdoor air also cools the shading, preventing heat buildup.

There are various outdoor shading options. Check out our products to find the best fit for your home!