Call the cops: your windows are killing your air conditioner!
Look, we like windows. From inside the boxes/houses we inhabit, windows make us feel connected to the natural world. That’s great. We also like the Sun; it’s pretty useful and stuff. But the hot summer window is a drag. And the typical options for curing this problem don’t work, they’re cumbersome, they’re ugly, or they cost a fortune.
Awnings can be garish and expensive. Heavy blinds don’t do the trick because they’re on the window’s interior side and -- while they’ll protect your wood floor from UV rays -- are barely a speed bump for the sun’s relentless summer violence because the glass itself still gets super hot. Window tinting film can’t be installed or removed without a fight, and doesn’t protect the outside of the window’s glass from getting direct sun.
Enter Solar Screens.
Designed to replace a window’s insect screen, they do the most important thing that window shading can do: they stop the sun before it gets to the glass. As a bonus, they stop up to 94% of UV rays, which means that flooring, furniture and belongings aren’t damaged by exposure to all of that UV light. They have a host of other benefits that we’ve outlined here.
Bottom line: Solar Screens are the bee’s knees. And your air conditioner agrees with us.