So as of last week, the Earth shifted into winter solstice mode. This causes the Earth’s northern hemisphere (where we in the U.S. live) to receive less sunlight each day until next spring. This is because the sun rises from south of due east, and sets south of due west, giving us only a 38 degree arc of sunlight –– significantly less than the luminous 86 degree arc we enjoy in the summer. It only sounds complicated, but we all feel this effect every day whether we acknowledge it or not.
As the sun (and temperature) drops, the winter chill can set in rather quickly, especially in areas with colder climates. One possible remedy for this is to let daylight into your home through south-facing windows to absorb heat in the morning and afternoon, but there is one drawback: exposing windows completely leaves your home vulnerable to too much heat, lack of privacy, and potentially bad window glare as well.
The good news is that there’s no reason for windows to be fully exposed. Danmer’s Plantation Shutters provide an optimal view and are designed to give you maximum control over incoming sunlight and heat. In fact, the right Plantation Shutter can lower your home energy bills by up to 35% while maintaining privacy, and adding style and elegance to any room in your home. Give us a call at (800) 684-3434 to schedule your free in-home consultation, or visit us online at www.danmer.com.