Summer means bright sunny days ideal for taking that much-needed vacation. It’s also synonymous with intense, sweltering heat. Your windows and doors can only do so much at keeping your home cool during these hot days, and it pays to give them a little boost, just so you don’t overextend your air conditioning load. For minor problems, a simple siding repair or insulation should be enough to help you through the heat. However, you might want to check out a few energy-efficient doors and windows to fully maximize your home’s cooling capacity.
Here are a few of our tips on how to keep your home ready to face the heat of summer.
Yes, bubble wrap. You’ll be surprised at how well these little pockets of air work as insulation for your windows. If you don’t mind your home looking a little bit on the ugly side, using some old bubble wrap to cover your windows can be an effective way to improve your insulation and buy you some time before your next windows replacement.
Shades and Treatment
Curtains, drapes and blinds reduce a window’s visibility, but they are also a cheap way to keep the heat-inducing sunlight away from your interiors. Considering closing the curtains every now and then, particularly during the hours when the sun is at its highest. This can help reduce the burden on your HVAC system and save you a little bit of money on your bills.
Our experts at Atlas Construction are your leading resource for energy efficient windows and doors. Call us today at (828) 585-6010, or fill out our online contact form to talk to our representatives about how we can help you improve your home’s energy efficiency this summer.