Reduce Heat Gain and Keep Your Home Energy Efficient

The efficiency of your air conditioning system can be impacted by the difference in temperature of the air in unconditioned spaces or simply warmer surrounding air can affect the conditioned air in your home. Keeping your Boynton Beach home comfortable will depend on your ability to effectively manage indoor temperatures. That means that as you try to cool your home during the hot months you will need to find ways to keep the hot air from entering your living spaces. Heat gain will cause your air conditioner to work harder and therefore increase your energy bill. You can implement a range of affordable solutions to effectively reduce heat gain in your home.

Watch Those Windows

Heat can enter your home via window surfaces or through cracks in or around windows. You can invest in energy efficient windows that work to effectively reduce heat gain. These windows might have glazing, low e-coatings, tint, or reflective coatings for example that help to block the amount of sunlight entering your home.

If you are not ready to invest in replacement windows, consider low-cost options like caulk and weatherstripping. These materials can effectively seal cracks and leaks to prevent hot air from entering your home. You can also simply use your curtains, shades, and blinds to effectively block the sun’s rays.

Simple Strategies

In keeping with the low-cost options you can simply pay attention to the activities you undertake around your home. For example, limit use of the oven and prepare meals with shorter cooking times. These activities can generate a lot of heat in the home. Adding insulation might cost a little more, but it is a very effective way to reduce heat gain from the attic or via exterior walls.

How Preferred Air Can Help

When have your air conditioner serviced, our technicians not only help to improve your AC’s performance, they also help you to find ways to improve your AC’s efficiency. If you would like more information about reducing heat gain and improving savings and comfort in your home, contact us today at (561) 202-1422 in Palm Beach and at (772) 905-3358 in Port St. Lucie.

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