Curtains and Shade in a Home
 
One way to save money this summer is learn how to battle heat build up or heat gain in your home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside. This trapped heat can cause your AC to work harder and less efficiently. Here are a few ideas for how to minimize this problem:

Check your insulation.
Poor insulation is one of the main reasons for heat gain. Properly maintained and up to date insulation will prevent hot air from getting in and cold air from getting out.

Check your windows.
Windows need proper insulation and installation as well and are a common factor in inefficient cooling in the home.

Consider repainting.
Dark colors can absorb up to 90 percent of the sun’s energy. Reflective coatings for the roof of your home are another solution for this problem. Consider repainting your home if your paint is too dark.

Shading your home.
Rather than painting if you can block the sun from your home you can keep out 90 percent of radiant energy.

Lastly, sparingly use your oven and other heat producing appliances.

Call Answer Heating & Cooling today for air conditioning service or repair. If you are in Saginaw, Midland, Freeland or any of the surrounding communities call us today or check out our service area page for more information. If you don’t see your city call us to find out if we cover your area.

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