Phantom Screens as a leading product in the field of home screen solutions provides protection from insects, weather, and harmful UV rays. It also allows homeowners to create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living spaces. But did you know that Phantom Screens can help reduce your energy bill?
HGTV recently listed “technology that supports sustainability and transparency” as top home tech trends for 2020. As such, an eco-friendly, energy saving screen can not only improve the esthetic look of your home, it can also make it more energy efficient. This in turn makes the home more desirable for prospective buyers and helps to increase the overall value of your home should you decide to sell.
In a report by the U.S. Department of Energy, “nearly 30% of the energy it takes to heat a home during the colder months is lost through its windows, and 76% of the sunlight that shines into a house when it’s warmer outside translates to heat inside the home.”
Closer to home, here in Canada, there’s been a marked increase in energy use over the past decade. In Alberta alone, according to stats Canada, between 2007 and 2011 there was a 33% increase in energy consumption in residential homes.
There are a variety of ways for homeowners to reduce the energy consumption in a home. Such practices range from major renovations such as new windows or purchasing more efficient heating/cooling equipment, to smaller changes such as installing a programmable ‘smart’ thermostat or turning off appliances and lights when they’re not in use. A considerable amount of energy is spent on cooling a home, especially in provinces with hot summers like BC and Alberta.
Fortunately, there are a lot of great methods for reducing the way that heat enters and leaves your home through windows. Anything from energy-saving glass to specialized window coverings can help make a considerable difference.
And of course, this differs throughout the seasons. The heat that passes through your windows in the winter, for example, is beneficial to your home as the sun helps to naturally warm the interior and results in reduced heating costs. During the summertime, however, the same effect can be more costly as higher temperatures indoors during the hotter months mean more energy is spent cooling the interior. With home air conditioners being the norm, and growing in popularity thanks to the value they add to a home, power consumption is likely to continue to increase during hotter summer months.
This is where Phantom’s whisper thin screens come into play. By utilizing a screen, you’re easily reducing the amount of excess solar heat that enters the home.
Having energy saving screens throughout your entire home is obviously ideal, but at the very least you should install screens in rooms where the sun has the most significant impact. This will give you the best energy savings.
Phantom Screens Okanagan offers a variety of retractable screen solutions that can make a considerable impact on the energy savings and temperature control of your home.
Contact our office for a quote on outfitting your home with Phantom Screens! – 250.762.7592