How to Cool Down a Room Facing the Sun

How to Cool Down a Room Facing the Sun

If you have a room facing the sun, chances are it gets warmer in that room compared to other areas in your home. It receives a lot of exposure to sunlight throughout the day, so your air conditioner may have to work harder to keep the room cool.

In this article, StateWide Energy Solutions, a trusted provider of high-quality custom windows, shares tips on how you can keep a cool temperature inside a sun-facing room.


The most sustainable and energy-efficient solution will be to replace your old window in that room. Ideally, you’d want a window that can reduce the heat inside the room while allowing enough natural light to enter. It would be best to consider Energy Star®-certified windows so that you can be sure you’ll get superior energy efficiency.

Window Treatments

Of course, you don’t need to opt for window replacement if budget is a concern for you or your existing windows are still in good condition. In this case, you can count on various window treatments to get the job done. Using drapes, curtains, or blinds, you can control the amount of light and heat that penetrates the room. You can also find window treatments with light-colored or reflective backing, so you might want to consider these as well.

Outdoor Plants

You can use landscaping to make your indoors more comfortable. By positioning trees and plants around windows, you can create shade that will reduce the heat entering the room. Plants with large leaves are often recommended because they can effectively block the sun while allowing enough air to circulate in and out of the room.

StateWide Energy Solutions has decades of experience in providing energy-efficient windows, so you can expect top-notch workmanship from us. Call us at (214) 302-0557 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We offer our services to customers in Dallas, TX, and the surrounding areas.


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