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5 Home Improvements to Keep Your Home Cool During the Summer

5 Home Improvements to Keep Your Home Cool During the Summer

It has been a hot summer and with temperatures rising to the high 90s, most of us are looking for a way to keep cool. Cranking up the air conditioner is an easy solution but can be very costly on your energy bill. These 5 home improvements can help keep your home cool during the summer and comfortable all year long.

1. Energy Efficient Windows
Up to 30% of unwanted heat in your home is coming through your windows creating the greenhouse effect; sunlight and heat enter, but cannot escape. Closing your shades or blinds can help block the sunlight but who wants to be in the dark all day? You can still enjoy your view and keep your home comfortable by upgrading to Energy Efficient Windows.

Streamline Enterprises offers an exclusive ES8000 replacement window that has a low-E invisible metallic layer that reduces solar heat gain and prevents ultra-violet light damage. To improve the energy efficiency of your windows, Streamline offers foam filled frames, continuous interlock and true sloped sills to prevent air infiltration that can also heat up your home in the summer.

 

2. Insulate Your Attic
Your roof absorbs heat from baking in the sun all day. If your home is not properly insulated, the heat transfers through the wood beams into the your attic space. As temperature rise, so does the heat in your attic. This heat will then seep down to the rest of your home. Your cooling system will struggle to keep your home cool which will raise your energy cost.

Insulation, whether foam or cellulose, can help isolate your attic space from the floors below and provide a barrier against heat transfer from the outside. Insulation can save you in energy cost and keep your home comfortable all year long.

 

3. New Doors
Airflow can move cold and heat around your home faster than any other means. One of the culprits are your doors. Doors that have started to rot, warp or deteriorate can let cool air seep out and let warm air into your home. Consider upgrading to a fiberglass door that won’t dent, rust or warp for the ultimate protection for years to come.

 

4. Install Ceiling Fans
Rather than having the air conditioner run all day, installing ceiling fans in the main rooms of your home helps circulate the cool air. For maximum cooling effect, make sure ceiling fans spin in the direction that pushes air down, rather than sucks it up. Also, turn off fans when you’re not in the room, because fan motors give off heat.

 

5. Upgrade to Neopor Thermal Insulation
Heat bypasses the pink insulation in your wall cavity and transfers through the wooden studs, allowing energy to leak through your walls. This process is called thermal bridging.

thermal-insulationNearly 25% of your home’s wall is made up of these studs that typically are not insulated, so it’s like having one wall of your home with no insulation.

Neopor Thermal Insulation is not your standard insulation, it contains high-purity graphite particles which reflect radiant heat, significantly improving insulation capacity compared to traditional EPS insulation. Neopor wraps your home in an energy saving blanket of insulation, keeping heat outside in the summer.

 

Streamline Enterprises is located in Lansing, Michigan and have been providing the surrounded areas with quality exterior home improvement services since 1998. They are certified by leading manufactures and their products are backed by guarantees, not just pro-rated limited warranties. Contact Streamline Enterprises for additional information on their products and services.

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