Different Ways to Reduce Heat in a Home
We work hard for our homes and want to make sure they look great while also keeping us comfortable. Windows are a major focal point of a home, as they let in light and optimize views. According to the Department of Energy, “In cooling seasons, about 76% of sunlight that falls on a standard double-pane window enters to become heat". Glass lets the sun’s radiation pass through and the heat gets trapped inside your home. Just like a parked car in the sun, a room gets really warm, really quick. The trick to cooling your house is to prevent the sunlight from ever passing through your windows at all. There are different ways to reduce heat in homes. Some of which will change the aesthetics of the home, while others will not.