Summer is approaching, and as the temperature outside goes up, it’s important to keep inside temperatures down. There are many options available to keep a house cool without cranking up the air conditioning, such as a replacement window or door in Daytona Beach. Here are some other energy saving tips to keep in mind for the hot months ahead:
- Keep storm windows closed when air conditioner is running. Storm windows help keep cool air in and hot air out.
- Check entry doors for gaps and wear, and replace if necessary. In addition to providing enhanced beauty and curb appeal, residential door replacement in Daytona Beach helps reduce drafts and energy bills.
- Insulate the attic and install a properly working attic fan. A cool attic will help lower temperatures throughout the entire house.
- Add insulation around air conditioning ducts in places that aren’t normally cold such as attics, crawlspaces, and garages.
- Check caulk and weather stripping annually in the summer to ensure cool air isn’t seeping out through cracks or crevices.
- Inspect gutters, soffits, and fascia for leaks or cracks. Leaking or ineffective gutters can lead to water problems, including foundation erosion. Water coming in through old soffits and fascia can lead to rot and roof or siding damage.
- Plant a tree! Trees are great for the environment, will shade your home in the summer, and let sunlight in during the winter.
- Check garden hoses and water spigots for leaks. Wasted water costs add up.
- Replace old windows with new, energy efficient replacement windows. Modern windows feature glass with special coatings and high-tech air chambers that help keep both cold and hot air where it belongs.
For replacement windows and doors to be effective, careful measurements and installation are required. Call the experts at Indian River Glass. They stock windows and doors to fit the style of your home. Don’t wait until the sweltering summer temperatures are upon you. For residential door and window replacement in Daytona Beach, contact Indian River Glass.