With the recent cold weather you have probably found yourself bundling to stay warm. It is tough to believe that summer is just a few months away. Time always flies faster than we think. In the blink of an eye the days will start getting longer and the temperatures will begin to rise. Right now you may be trying to shovel the snow and ice off your driveway but, you need to be ready when for when the heat arrives. There are very few guarantees in life but, one of them is that the summers in Austin, Texas will be hot. The only way to get out of it, without a summer vacation away from home, is to blast your air conditioning.
This has a cost associated with it. While the house may be cool, you will be dearly paying for it at the end of the month. Electrical bills are incredibly expensive in the summer from the extensive use of the air conditioning. Part of the reason it gets so high is based on your billing structure. You will have to check with your electrical provider but, many of the companies’ charge you based on peak times. Many times you will receive a bill that is broken down into the times of day you use the electricity. Peak times, such as the middle of the day and early evening, are the most expensive times. Late at night, when less people are using electricity, the usage rate is lower. Unless you are going to become a nocturnal creature it is impossible to avoid this. There is only one electricity provider in your area and you don’t have a choice of who you get your power from. The only way to beat this is by using less. By installing solar window screens Austin, TX you can take your first step in the lower energy consumption lifestyle. The number one user of electricity during these peak hours are air conditioning units. Peak hours are often during the hottest part of the day. This is when your air conditioning runs the most. The electric companies love this because you are paying even more per watt of electricity. Unless you want to live in a hot home you must use another method of keeping cool. The way to do this is by reducing the amount of heat that seeps into your home. Solar screens do this by keeping the hot rays from the sun outside and only letting a minimal amount of light enter.
When you get solar screens on the home you have the option to choose from several colors. There is no functional difference. One of the most popular color choices is chocolate brown. A Brown framed solar screen on a white framed window is a beautiful color combination. The colors may seem unusual but, just take a look at a few pictures and you can see how well they go together. You will be saving electricity while improving the appearance of your home.