The windows in your home or office are one of the fastest ways to heat up your home. Unfortunately, that only works during the summer when you wouldn’t want to heat up the building anyway. If you’ve ever sat underneath a window on a sunny day, you know how quickly it can heat up the inside of your home. It honestly doesn’t matter if the window is open or closed. The sunlight beaming through the window is sufficient to raise the temperature in your house. Just one window can raise the temperature by several degrees. To respond to that, you have to turn up your air conditioner and that means it will cost you even more money to cool your home. If you want to save money, you should invest in a canopy and/or some kind of window covering.

Canopy Uses

A canopy is an awning that stretches over a balcony or over a window to act as shade. It creates shade for the window, which can greatly reduce the internal temperature. The temperature inside the room will be significantly lower with just the addition of a canopy to block out some of the sunlight. However, if you want to truly cut down on glare and on heat, you need to go a step further. Bristol blinds, awnings, and canopies need to be elements of a combined effort to keep the temperature down.


Blinds are great for keeping the temperature down in your home. Depending on what kind of blinds you choose, they can block out some of the light or even all of it. Blinds that only block some of the light are great because they will allow you to cut down on glare if you’re looking at a television or computer screen. However, you won’t lose all of that sunlight.

Blinds and awnings are both a great choice for cutting down on sunlight in your home.