Summer is here! That means the heat is here too. To make sure you and your house are well prepared for the extreme heat, we’ve combined some easy tips for you to keep your house cool. Ever walk by a window and feel that hot air coming in? Or are you struggling to keep your home at the perfectly cool temperature you like? It’s important to us that our community knows the best practices to keeping the inside of your home at a comfortable temperature. These tips not only keep your house cool but can save you tons on your monthly energy bill.
Make sure your windows are locked – not just closed
Locking the windows during the hot summer hours of the day can be game changing when it comes to preventing the hot heat from getting through. It may seem obvious but locking the window seals the window completely. If you only shut the windows, you are likely leaving open a little space that can cause big issues to keep your home the temperature you like. This prevents any draft from coming through your window and no one wants that hot heat getting inside.
Open windows during the cool parts of the day
In contrast to our first tip, opening your windows can actually help cool down your house. The key is to only open the windows at night or in the early morning when the temperature is the lowest. Doing this pushes the hot are out of your home – leading to a cooler more comfortable environment.
Simply opening your windows helps increase air circulation inside your home. The breeze naturally ventilates your rooms and pushes the hot indoor air out. Of course, the extent of this benefit depends on the number of windows in a room and what direction they’re facing.
Close your shades
Again, this tip may seem obvious, but the difference can be night and day to how the inside temperature of your house feels. If you don’t have shades or blinds the summer sun is just cooking the inside of your home – causing your energy bill to skyrocket, and no one wants that. Consider getting blinds or shades if you don’t already have them.
Turn off any unused lights
Have you ever started sweating while getting ready in a bathroom because of the big hot bright lights? We aren’t saying to use the bathroom with the lights off but that’s an example of how turning off unused lights can really keep your home cool. Not only will this tip save you money, but it will drastically cool down your house.
Our deep roots in the communities that have supported us for so long have helped us to gain a firm understanding of the needs and expectations of our neighbors. Our goal is to be a helping hand and to make your home as energy efficient as possible and with these small tips, like turning off your bathroom lights, we can guarantee that you will notice a big difference in the temperature of your home.
If none of these are working for you… it may be time for some new windows.
Here at All States Home Improvement, we install top of the line Elements windows that utilize advanced glass to ensure both durability and energy efficiency. Say goodbye to that hot draft from those brutal summer winds. In the summer they need to be leak-free, keeping costly conditioned air in and the exterior heat out.
There is no other single home improvement that makes as big of a difference on energy reduction and savings then replacing your outdated, drafty windows with energy-efficient Elements windows from All States Home Improvement.
Our exclusive Elements window line offers Energy Wise Glass System and Kevlar enhanced K-Beam sash reinforcement, Comfort R-5 foam enhanced frame and sash, Triple fin weather striping and a metal free foam glass super spacer system. Your home is guaranteed to stay extra cool this summer.
Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation to learn about our window products and services to make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.
Interested in upgrading your home’s windows? Give All States Home Improvement a call at (316) 444-1220, fill out our convenient estimate form, or stop by our showroom.