Believe it or not, summer will be here before we know it! You know what that means…West Texas summer heat is on the way! If you’re looking for some ways to beat the heat this summer, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our energy tips for summer!
1. Strategically Place Trees
Did you know you can reduce the temperature of your home by up to 20 degrees by shading with trees? Plant trees on the south side of your home to provide shade in the summer and warmth in the winter.
2. Shade Your Unit
According to the US Department of Energy, you can reduce energy usage by up to 10% by placing your A/C unit in the shade.
3. Improve Ventilation
Let your attic breath by improving ventilation with additional vents. This alone can drop the temperature of your attic by 10-30 degrees!
4. Clean Out The Condensing Unit
By ridding your condensing unit of grass clippings, leaves, and debris, you can allow your A/C to operate much more efficiently.
5. Roof Color
Considering replacing your roof any time soon? Choose a light-colored roofing material.
6. Cover Windows
Up to 40% of heat buildup comes from the windows. Reduce heat gain by adding shutters, awnings, or shades.
7. Insulate & Seal
By insulating and sealing your home, you could reduce heating and cooling costs by 20%!
Taking just a few simple steps and using these energy tips for summer can drastically cut your cooling costs and help keep your home cool this summer! For other tips and tricks like these, follow our boards on Pinterest!