Since a number of years now, increasing attention has been paid to sun protection, both in new buildings and in building renovations. That makes sense from a comfort of heating living perspective, but did you know that sun protection can also help you save money?
Keeping the heat out
When we think about energy-efficient building, we usually have insulation, efficient heating and air-tight construction in mind.
The overall aim is to ensure that there is as little loss of heat as possible. Especially on cold Autumn and Winter days, when we want to avoid spending too much money heating our home.
There is, however, a drawback to all this. The same measures that avoid heat from escaping the building may, in fact, lead to our homes overheating during Summer. This affects our comfort of living. But it also leads to extra costs. Indeed, when it gets too hot indoors, you may have to invest in an air-conditioning system which is also costly to operate.
Overheating homes are a true problem already today. Not only because modern building techniques are geared to avoiding heat escape the house, but also because Summers are getting warmer. Climate change has become a real problem that will not go away any time soon. On the contrary, temperatures are likely to keep rising.
When building or renovating a house, you should look at least 30 years ahead. Meaning: you must take climate change into account.Studies show that the energy required to cool buildings is likely to increase by at least 70% in the next 15 to 20 years, all the more reason to start considering sun protection.
Sun protection: avoid overheating
Thanks to sun protection, you can block more than 90% of solar heat from entering your home. That percentage can even be higher with dynamic and automated systems.
This makes sun protection probably the most efficient way to increase your comfort of living and to lower your energy bill. The system can be tailor made, but whichever your requirements, all systems have one goal in mind: keep the heat in during Winter and keep it out during Summer.