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How Folding and Pivot Arm Awnings Automation Systems Can Help You Save Money On Energy Costs

The rising energy costs concern all home and business owners. Everyone is on the lookout for strategies that can help save energy and money in the long term, not to mention the desire to reduce our carbon footprint simultaneously.

One often overlooked method of reducing your energy bill is to invest in pivot arm awnings and folding arm awnings with built-in automation systems.

Read on to learn more about this innovative idea that is particularly suited to cost savings in the Australian climate.

What Are Arm Awnings?

Arm awnings are outdoor shading structures that extend from the side of a building to provide protection from the sun and rain. There are two types of arm awnings:

  • Folding arm awnings are the classic awnings that fold in or out when you need it most. Custom-made with a vast range of fabric designs to choose from and supported by powder-coated strong arms to match the aesthetic of your home or office.
  • Pivot arm awnings are an effective alternative to vertical blinds. Custom-made with adjustable drop angles from 0 to 160°, they provide a comfortable indoor environment and, at the same time, ensure privacy. These wind-resistant awnings can be adjusted to fit any type of window or building with openings of up to 5 metres. 

While these awnings can be operated manually, they also offer the option of automated controls with a remote control or from a smart device that allows ultimate automatic adjustments from inside your home or office.

How Can Automated Awnings Save You Money?

Here are four ways that automated awnings can save you money on your energy costs on an ongoing basis:


1. Reduced Cooling Costs

One of the main benefits of automated arm awnings is that they can help keep your home or office cooler during hot weather. By blocking the sun’s rays from entering your building, they reduce the amount of heat that enters your space. This means your air conditioning system can work less to keep the temperature comfortable. As a result, you can expect to see a reduction in your cooling costs, as your air conditioning system will consume less energy.

In fact, in research carried out by various awning manufacturers, it was discovered that automated awnings could reduce cooling costs by amounts up to 25%. This represents a significant saving and will be particularly true in the height of summer, when traditionally energy bills are sky high.


2. Extending the Life of Your Heating, Ventilation & Air-conditioning System

Another benefit of reducing the workload on your air conditioning system is that it can extend the life of your heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning equipment. When your air conditioner does not have to run as often or as hard, it experiences less wear and tear. This can help prolong the lifespan of your entire system, saving you money on repairs and replacements in the long run.

3. Protection From the Sun’s Harmful Rays

Awnings do a great job of protecting your windows, doors, and other outdoor fixtures from the sun’s damaging rays. This can help prevent premature ageing and fading of your building’s exterior, paintwork, varnish, and other finishes, which can be costly to repair or replace.


4. Enhancing Energy Efficiency

Automated arm awnings can also enhance the overall energy efficiency of your building. In addition to reducing cooling costs and extending the life of your air-conditioning system, they can also be adapted to optimise the amount of natural lighting and ventilation in your building. With awnings in place, you are more likely to open your windows and doors and let the fresh air and sunlight in, thus reducing your reliance on artificial lighting and air conditioning, which can help reduce your energy consumption and costs.

In conclusion, automated arm awnings are a wise investment for any home or business owner looking to save money on energy costs. You can reduce cooling costs, extend the life of your heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system, and enhance energy efficiency, all while providing stylish and functional outdoor shading to enhance your building’s aesthetic.

Contact Outdoor Blinds & Awnings today if you want to learn more about how automated arm awnings can help you save money and energy. Our expert team is standing by to offer top advice on the best arm awnings automation systems for your home or office. Schedule a free consultation to create a more comfortable and sustainable environment for you, your family, or your employees.

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