Can you believe that the first day of summer is just around the corner? While we’ve had some cold days in recent weeks, the Colorado weather is about to heat up and residents across the Front Range will be turning on their air conditioners. At Insulation Pros of Colorado, we want you to make the most of the money you put toward heating and cooling. Our Denver insulation company is dedicated to environmental stewardship and conservation, and in today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few easy ways to improve your home’s efficiency this summer.
One of the best ways to improve your home’s efficiency is to invest in new insulation. We offer free quotes and energy assessments, so give us a call or send us an email if you would like more information about residential insulation!
Tips for an Energy-Efficient Home
Get an AC Tune-Up
How long has been since you last had your air conditioning unit inspected? If it’s been more than a year, then it’s a good idea to call a professional for an inspection. They’ll inspect your unit to ensure that everything is working properly, and they’ll also clean up any buildup or debris that negatively affects your unit’s performance. Almost every technician will make tweaks and take measures to further optimize your air conditioner’s efficiency, allowing you to enjoy lower utility bills as the summer goes on.
Install a Smart Thermostat
There’s no sense in running your air conditioning when you’re not home, but there’s also nothing pleasant about walking into a hot, muggy home after a long day at work. Smart thermostats provide the ideal solution, as they allow you to completely customize and control when your HVAC system turns on. Most of the models on today’s market can also be controlled through smartphones, allowing you to further customize and control your property’s temperature at any time or location.
Use Natural Light
Taking advantage of natural light is one of the best ways to reduce your reliance on traditional electric bulbs. Even if you’ve made the switch to LED lights and other high-efficiency lighting sources, nothing tops free light coming through your windows! That being said, you may want to replace your windows if they’re more than 10 years old, as old and untreated windows may contribute to higher indoor temperatures.
Open Your Windows
If you’re looking for a great way to cool off your home without running the air conditioning, then try opening your windows in the morning and in the evening when the sun has gone down. You can combine your open windows with floor fans to circulate the cool air throughout your home, and we recommend closing your windows before 10 or 11 a.m. when the outside air begins to warm. While you probably won’t be able to cool your home for the entire day by opening your windows, you can keep your AC reliance to a minimum by opening your windows at opportune times. Just be sure to close and lock them before you leave the house or go to bed!
Additionally, you should double-check the seals around all of your windows. If you feel drafts whenever you’re home, or if you have a difficult time maintaining a stable indoor temperature, compromised seals may be to blame. Colorado’s climate can be harsh and dynamic, and your window seals may have degraded in the decades since your home was built. Sealing any cracks or gaps you find is as easy as applying putty or a specialty sealant!
Contact Our Denver Insulation Company Today!
We hope that today’s post will help you cut down on your energy usage this summer. We plan to continue this series in future installments, so be sure to check our blog page regularly for even more tips!
As Denver’s Top Rated Local® insulation contractors, we’re dedicated to helping residential and commercial clients across Colorado cut down on their heating and cooling costs through proper insulation. We have the lowest prices you’ll find in Colorado, and our team is second-to-none when it comes to insulation installations.
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