Tips On How To Shade Your Home From The Sun

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – This energy saver is all about keeping your home cool during the summer.

Mary Bubala reports energy experts say you can save money on your utility bills by installing solar window screens to shade your home from the sun.

With these window screens you could save 5 to 10 percent on your energy bills in the summer months.

You can also qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $500 by installing solar window screens.

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  • Ginger

    That’s the whole story? What a waste!

  • Doug

    Mary,sounds like you’re getting a kick back from the screen company.
    And I’ll bet you got free screens as well.

  • Chris Yastrzemsky

    How about you do a story on how renters can save on energy cost since that’s what Baltimore is primarily

  • Denise

    TIPS on how to shade your home from the sun? This was only one tip. Where is the rest of the story? Here’s some tips… do laundry and run the dishwasher early in the morning, keep your blinds, curtains and shades closed in areas of the house that face south & southwest, plant deciduous trees close to the home to shade the house, make sure your attic is well insulated to keep heat out, cut down on going in and out the house constantly, turn ac units to 78 degrees and use fans to circulate cooler air, refrain from using the stove and oven during days over 90 degree F. If you’re unable to leave your home and don’t have air conditioning, a cool cloth on the back of your neck and placing feet in cool water will keep your internal body temperature cool.

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