How Skylight Shades Lower Utility Bills
It’s official – July 2019 was the hottest month on record, EVER. According to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the world average temperature for July 2019 was 1.71 degrees higher than normal making it the hottest July in the 140 years of record keeping. “Nine of the 10 hottest Julys have occurred since 2005—with the last five years ranking as the five hottest” (NOAA, August 2019). With this warming trend, it’s critical to take steps to keep your home cool and protect your home from harmful UV rays; skylight shades can help you keep cool despite the increasing temperatures outside. Skylight shades are the key factor to adding years to your skylight, reducing energy consumption, and reducing heat intake in your home or place of business.
The Love/Hate Skylight Phenomenon
If you’re a skylight owner then you likely have a love/hate relationship with this part of your home – you love the view, natural light, and ambiance, but you hate the heat intake, UV damage, and higher utility costs associated with the skylight. Installing a skylight shade can help you to love your skylight amenity again. Skylight shades are cost-efficient and energy-efficient additions for any home or place of business, often paying for themselves in just one season. We’re all feeling the increasing impact of rising temperatures and skylight shades can help us to feel comfortable and save on utility costs. Our skylight shades cover your skylight but still allow you to enjoy that beautiful sky view with 90% reduction in glare. You can still enjoy the natural light and outward visibility. Balance the benefits of the sky view and ambient light with the perks of blocking up to 90% of the sun’s heat – it’s the best balance possible for skylight owners.
Why Skylight Shades?
Your skylight faces directly toward the sun, which is hotter than ever. Skylight covers are designed to absorb the sun’s heat before it reaches your skylight. Your summer air conditioning bill will be reduced as our skylight shades block 80-90% of heat generated from the skylight. The exterior mounted skylight shades are up to 7 times more effective than interior blinds or tinting so you will feel the benefits of the skylight shade immediately. Enjoy a more comfortable indoor temperature, more efficient air conditioning, and save money.
Fisher skylight shades are made in the USA from recyclable material – boost our economy and reduce your environmental footprint. Enjoy easy installation, with no tools necessary! You can still bask in that natural light and enjoy the sky view as our skylight shades are see through. We offer standard and custom sizes for home and workplace.
The Benefits of Skylight Shades
- Reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills
- Increase lifespan for your HVAC unit as it will not have to work as hard to cool the skylight hotspots
- Reduce wind chill factor and frost build-up during cool weather
- Skylight protection - you will be less likely to experience a broken skylight lens during hail storms or severe weather when our skylight shades are installed
- Save an average of 25% on Air-Conditioning bills during warmer weather
- Reduce fading on carpet and furniture as harmful UV rays are blocked from entering your home or place of business
Browse or product catalog or call 888-215-2569 to order your skylight shade today. It’s simply too hot to wait!