Can You Beat the Summer Heat?
By now, the heat outside is ready to start melting you as soon as you step out the door. If your house isn't prepared for the ridiculous temperatures, you either won't stay cool or you'll be paying out through the nose for A/C. Hitting the pool or the movie theater are great ways to escape the heat for a few hours but what about when you get back? Read on to find out how to keep your house cool.
Keep the Heat Out of Your House
Sprinklers & Gutters
If the gutters are improperly draining, meaning they are draining into the foundation and siding instead of the yard, moisture will build up in your basement, crawl space, and siding. This leads not only to mold and allergy problems but the excess humidity will raise your energy bills. Sprinklers placed too close to siding can also cause a buildup of extra moisture.
Make sure your gutters are clear, stable, and patched and your sprinklers are set far enough away from your home.
A quick and simple way of to create inexpensively, yet more energy efficient windows out of your existing ones is to invest in some thick blinds. They are better insulated to keep out the heat in the summer and keep it trapped inside during the winter. Cellular shades and shades with reflective material will perform best. Make sure your windows are all sealed as well, a surprising amount of hot air can leak through small cracks throughout the day.
The greatest energy-saving element is the window itself. Windows with the right insulation and UV protection will make a huge impact on energy bills during the summer. If you are thinking of replacing your windows completely, it is a great time to get the most energy-efficient windows on the market. Add Beechworth Fiberglass windows are tested to exceed industry standards so you get the very best for your money.