Summer marks the hottest time of the year, but the temperature’s not the only thing going up. According to statistics, a household’s monthly energy consumption is the highest during summer because of the increased necessity for keeping the air conditioning. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enhance your home’s energy performance, starting with certain parts of your home, like the windows.
Replace Your Windows
Windows are important when it comes to keeping a home cool during summer. They let warm air from inside flow out of the home while catching the cool breeze from the outside. When they’re closed, they switch from providing ventilation to providing insulation. Our replacement windows are equipped with energy-efficient features such as Low-E glass that can help your HVAC maintain indoor air conditions without having to use too much energy.
Get a Better HVAC
Aging HVACs tend to burn more energy just trying to achieve the same results that you’re used to. By switching to a newer, more energy-efficient unit, you can shave off anywhere between 20-50% of energy usage, which can easily translate to hundreds of dollars’ worth of savings in the long run. Combine a new HVAC with residential window replacement and you will see significant reductions in your home’s monthly bills for the months ahead.
Switch to LED
Ten percent of the energy used by your home is spent on providing indoor lighting. To make things worse, old incandescent bulbs also add a lot of heat to a home, putting more strain on your HVAC. By switching to cooler, energy-efficient LED lights, you can shave off up to 75% of the energy spent on indoor lighting. Furthermore, LED lights do not heat up as much as incandescent bulbs, plus they last up to 50% longer, which means less money spent on replacement bulbs.
Switch to Green Roofing
Window replacement will save you a lot of energy in the long run, but you can take things further by switching to green roofing. Products such as architectural asphalt shingles and metal roofing are well known for their ability to stop or shed heat that other roofs would have absorbed into your home. Depending on state regulations, switching to green roofing may even qualify you for certain tax breaks, which can only mean more savings in the long run.
Make sure your home is energy-efficient even before summer arrives. The California Energy Consultant Service can provide home improvement solutions in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento, CA. Call us at (916) 239-7779 or fill out this online contact form to request a free quote.