Now that summer is here, you’re surely getting ready to turn on the air conditioning, head to the pool, and take advantage of the shade in an attempt to beat the heat. While we love summer, we also realize that it can create a drain on your bank account –keeping a home cool is an expensive endeavor. Here are three summertime energy saving tips that can help you to be green and pad your wallet.
Most people think about sealing windows and doors in the wintertime to prevent cold air from entering a home. But window and door sealing is just as important in the summertime, and prevents cool air from escaping, helping to reduce energy costs. In addition to sealing your windows and doors, seal your ducts, too. The Consumer Energy Center states that leaky ducts account for 25 percent of cooling costs in an average home, so get them tested and repaired ASAP.
Did you know that if you have a poorly insulated garage or garage door you could be allowing way more heat to enter it, and your home, than you would otherwise? You can help to keep your home cool in the summer and reduce lost energy costs (this is especially true if you use your garage as an additional room of your house) by investing in insulation.
If your windows are outdated and you are thinking about getting new ones anyway, why not go with energy efficient models? These windows will make your home more comfortable, will help you to save money on heating and cooling costs year-round, and are greener, helping to save the environment. Energy efficient windows can be purchased with varying ranges of efficiency, and there are a variety of different windows to choose from; a window specialist can help you to decide which model is best for you.
At Preferred Window & Door, we want to help you save money this summer by assisting you in making your home as energy efficient as possible. We specialize in garage door installation and repair – including options for improved garage door insulation, window and door replacement, energy efficient windows, and more. Contact us today to learn how our team of professionals can help by calling us at 708-895-3667. We have been serving those in the South Cook County and Lake County areas for more than 20 years!
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