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The sun is a powerful and free source of heat that can support your heating systems in winter, but can reduce the effectiveness of your cooling systems in winter. A properly mounted and operated awning will allow in sunshine in winter, whilst keeping it out in summer.
What You Need to Do
Step 1Engage a window dressing or awning vendor to install awnings on windows exposed to significant amounts of direct sunshine.
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
How can energy upgrades improve the comfort and health of my home?No matter how efficient your heating and cooling equipment is, if your home is not properly sealed and insulated, you may not be as comfortable as you could be, and your heating and cooling systems will have to work harder. Additionally, if you have leaky or poorly insulated ductwork, your home might have humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that are never quite comfortable. Improving the building shell and sealing ducts can generally improve your home.