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External Shading

Installing external shades to sun-prone windows is a simple way to help lower your air conditioning bills.

External shading, like roller blinds and shutters, are easy to add to any overly sunny or hard-to-reach windows (usually on the east and west of your home). They can also help give your air conditioning a much-needed summer break.

It’s important to consider the geometry and layout of your home, ensuring main living areas and windows face north where practical.

In a rental property, you can use free tanding items such as umbrellas to create additional shading.

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