Keeping a Home Cool This Summer

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Summer heat can sneak in home windows. Glass Doctor has tips to prep windows for summer heat.

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But many homeowners don’t realize that as the air conditioning is working overtime, the windows could actually be a counter-productive force acting against an actual indoor temperature cool down.

The summer months are synonymous with sun and heat. The ultimate goal to keep cool becomes a top priority. But many homeowners don’t realize that as the air conditioning is working overtime, the windows could actually be a counter-productive force acting against an actual indoor temperature cool down.

Concumerenergycenter.org has stated that as much as 30 percent of consumer energy dollars are tossed right out the window. That can add up to not only a warmer-than-ideal home, but also increased utility bills. Keeping all curtains and blinds closed during the hot, summer months is an obvious fix. Blocking the sun is certainly a way to keep out the heat. But sitting in a dark room isn’t always ideal or practical for homeowners.

Calling a glass expert to discuss window options is another way to go. A window repair or replacement can make a huge difference in regulating indoor temperature. The specialists at Glass Doctor have come up with a list of tips to help homeowners keep cool by preparing windows for summer heat.

  • Replace single-pane windows with double-pane windows.
  • Install low-e windows.
  • Apply tinting to windows.
  • Choose a tightly woven window screen.
  • Fill in air leaks by sealing cracks with caulk.
  • Install outside awnings.

For more information on how to prep windows for summer heat and be more energy efficient, contact your local Glass Doctor or visit the Glass Doctor blog at http://glassdoctor.com/blog/its-getting-hot-in-here.

About Glass Doctor®:
Established in 1962 with one shop in Seattle, Wash., today Glass Doctor offers complete glass repair, replacement and services to the residential, automotive and commercial markets at more than 275 locations in the United States and Canada. Glass Doctor began franchising in 1977 and in 1998 joined The Dwyer Group, Inc., family of service franchises. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit GlassDoctor.com.
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Contact: Kathy Carr
Glass Doctor
P: (254) 537-0649
E: kathy.carr(at)dwyergroup(dot)com

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