Who doesn’t love sunshine?!
Southern California is one of the sunniest places in the entire country. It’s great for getting a tan, but it’s not so great for keeping your home cool. Direct sunlight during the day can make the interior of your home extremely hot. Then your air conditioner has to work overtime to keep things cool.
Fortunately, light-reducing and blackout window coverings can make all the difference in the world. The right blinds, shades, and curtains can block the sunlight during the day and keep your home cool.
When looking for ways to make your home even more efficient, consider so-called “smart shades.” These high-tech and app-connected window coverings let you set-it-and-forget-it. Create a schedule to set your blinds to close while you’re at work for the day and re-open in the late afternoon as the day cools down. They’re also great for improving your home’s security, too!