Sealing a home is important to help keep the home cool during the summer season.
Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Phoenix, Arizona Temperatures might be cooler right now, but before too long, it will be the dead of summer again and cooling the home will be a major priority. Air conditioning in Phoenix is one of the best ways to cool a home, but it is not the only option. It’s a good thing too: air conditioning is one of the most expensive energy drains on a homeowner’s budget. As nice as it might feel to walk into a cool home after a long day out in the summer heat, that comfortable coolness will cost a pretty penny.
How can homeowners cool their homes without maxing out on air conditioning costs? There are several options. Remember, these options do not need to be used instead of air conditioning (though that’s an option). They are meant to supplement air conditioning to achieve the most efficient cooling in a home.
First on the list are options for people who are starting from scratch. In an ideal world, homeowners can create their perfect homes with an eye toward saving on cooling costs. They can situate their home on the plot of land at just the right angle to prevent the sun from warming certain rooms too much during the day. They can install state-of-the-art ceiling fans, add tile floors that keep cool, and invest in the most energy efficient air conditioning unit available. They can even choose home décor items that help keep the house cool. Unfortunately, not everyone has a budget like this or the opportunity to begin their home cooling plans from scratch. What are some of the more practical options to help homeowners avoid overuse of air conditioners?
Most people think of insulation as a winter chore. Though it is important for keeping heat in a space, it is also important for keeping a space cool. Every bit of cold air blown from an air conditioner should stay inside of the house. If any is seeping out through holes near the doors and windows or elsewhere, it is creating a less efficient environment. Phoenix homeowner should weather strip the homes to seal doors and windows to keep as much air in as possible when the HVAC system is operating.
It is also important to make sure the ducts are well-insulated. If air is escaping through cracks and seams in the duct system, it might be cooling areas of the home that are not meant to be cooled. For instance, how much air escapes into the super hot attic during the summer when the air conditioning is running? Aeroseal Phoenix can seal the duct system, which can saves hundreds of dollars each year on energy costs.
Installing fans in the home can also make a big difference. In addition to traditional fans intended to circulate air, ceiling fans can pull warm air up and push cooler air down into the living space. An attic fan is also an efficient way to cool a home. These heavy duty fans create an efficient system of cooling that costs much less than air conditioning.
Looking for more ways to cool a home without overusing an AC unit? Contact Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC.