Install solar screens on your windows to keep the heat out
Installing solar screens to block the sun's heat from entering your home can help you stay more comfortable in the summer. Solar heat gain through windows can account for up to 40% of the total heat removed by an air conditioner.
Good to know:
- Solar screens are woven fabric or perforated metal sheets installed on the exterior of windows. Several attractive models are available to suit your needs.
- Solar screens, also referred to as "mesh screens," should be mounted on the exterior of your window.
- To get maximum efficiency, focus on windows facing east and west.