Summer temperatures are rising, and so is your energy consumption. The need to keep your home cool over the next few months might come at a hefty price, which might reflect on your next utility bill. Luckily, there are several changes you can make that will not just ensure steady comfort, but also help you achieve energy savings.
Read on as RX. Renovation Xperts LLC, one of the top exterior and interior renovation companies in the area, shares ways you can lower your energy bills this summer.
Have Your HVAC System Maintained
Cooling your home involves using your HVAC system for a considerable number of hours. To be sure that it is in proper working condition over the next few months, have it serviced by a specialist. Also, see to it that the filters are cleaned or replaced.
Inspect Your Insulation
A home that is properly insulated will not only keep your family cooler in the summer but also help avoid paying too much for wasted energy. Consider upgrading your insulation so that you can save up to 15% on your heating and cooling. Before doing so, check the insulation in your attic for any air leak. Pursue roof repair if needed to ensure everything is sealed.
Improve Your Windows
Don’t let conditioned air escape through the gaps in your existing windows. Prevent drafts by resealing the units with new weatherstripping and keep them tightly shut when ventilation isn’t needed. Consider window replacement as well, especially if you find your current units already have irreparable damage. For this, choose energy-efficient windows that reduce heat transfer, keeping your home comfortable in the summer without overworking your AC.
For your exterior and interior home improvement needs, turn to RX. Renovation Xperts LLC. Apart from working on roofing and windows, we are also a bathroom, basement and kitchen remodeling company that can help transform your interior space into your deam home.
Call us at (202) 315-0744 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve residents in the DC area.