With summer heat looming just around the corner, it’s time we look into ways to keep our homes cool and energy efficient. While it’s incredibly tempting to turn up the A.C., we all know how that will impact the electricity bill. Fortunately, there are several energy efficient ways to keep your house cool this summer.
1.Highly reflective window film
Windows allow the sun’s energy into your home which in turn can increase the temperature, reflective window film can block up to 72% of the sun’s heat in the summer, lower energy cost and can even prevent heat loss in the winter.
2. Invest in a dehumidifier
Air that is saturated with water makes it more difficult for sweat to evaporate, this explains why it feels so much hotter on humid days than non humid days. By investing in a dehumidifier, you can easily lower the perceived heat of your home by reducing the humidity. Humidity also provides a breeding ground for nasty bacteria.
3. Insulate your attic (or get an attic fan)
The top of your house absorbs heat from the sun each and every day and the hot air in your house rises. By insulating your attic, you can provide a barrier between your home and the hot air in your attic. Moreover, getting an attic fan can help blow the hot air out of your house and even further cool your home.
4.Paint your roof (or apply a reflective coating)
We all know that to stay cool in summer, it is ill advised to wear dark colors. So why do we have black roofs? By changing the color of your roof to a lighter one or adding a reflective coating, you can reflect some of the sun’s heat and energy. The less heat being absorbed by your roof, the cooler your house will be.
5. Tune up your air conditioner
Depending on the age of your air conditioner, you could be losing a lot of cool air through yours ducts. By hiring a professional like those from Amyotte’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd. to tune up you’re A.C., you could potentially save a ton of energy and keep your home cooler! Tuning up you’re A.C. system can also reduce operating cost by increasing efficiency.
Keeping your home cool and energy efficient this summer most likely a top priority. So instead of turning your A.C. to full blast, try out some of these simple yet effective tips to keep your home cool.