How to Summer-Proof Your Home

It’s that time of year again: the kids are out of school and the mercury is rising. Don’t spend the summer sweating, especially from receiving those sky-high energy bills! You’ve heard of winterizing your home? Consider these techniques to summer-proof your house and keep those bills in check. Aside from getting new Denver roofing work done, make sure your home is prepared for the intense summer heat. 

Implement Passive Design Strategies 
Conditioning your home’s air takes a lot of energy, not to mention the cost. However, passive design strategies utilize the elements (sun, wind, etc.) to keep your home comfortable and healthy. Planting trees and installing overhangs are just a couple of ways you can lighten the load on your AC. Also consider implementing some daylighting techniques to let that summer sun illuminate your home and reduce your use of electrical lighting. 

Conduct a Home Energy Audit
Before undertaking any energy efficiency upgrades to your home, you should always begin by conducting a home energy audit. Whether you complete them yourself or hire a pro, these evaluations will help you prioritize your project so you can save the most on your energy bills.

Add Insulation 
Although it seems counter-intuitive to add insulation to your home in order to prepare for the summer, the better insulated your walls, ceilings and floors are, the less conditioned air they will leak. No need to try to cool the outdoors, too!

Reasons for adding insulation in the summer are endless, but consider this one:  if walls need to be opened up, it is far better to do this in warm months than cool months.  

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