Last Minute Summer Weatherizing Tips to Keep Your Home Cool
When you weatherize your home you want to make sure that it can withstand extreme temperatures from outside and that it is sealed tight. Weatherized homes are more energy efficient and save homeowners a ton of money. Our summer weatherizing tips can help you improve the energy efficiency of your home this summer resulting in a cooler home and less pressure on your HVAC system.
Summer Weatherizing Tips
- Keep the sun shades closed during the day.
- Consider installing window and door screens allows the windows and doors to be kept open without bugs becoming a problem.
- Turn down the temperature on your water heater to safe energy.
- The caulking of your doors and windows will keep cold air in and hot air out thereby improving the efficiency of your HVAC system.
- Replace worn door sweeps to prevent all the cold air from escaping.
- Install fans to keep the internal temperature stable.
- Replace incandescent globes with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to reduce the heat emitted from the lights.
- Check and replace the air filter on your air conditioner system.
- Insulate all electrical outlets to prevent the inside air from escaping.
To weatherize your home is not a difficult or overly expensive exercise and the potential energy savings makes it worth the effort. You can also contact your local HVAC professional contractor for more summer weatherizing advice.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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