Spring weather is here to stay and temperatures are only going up! But with a few home improvements from Shaefer Siding and Exteriors, you can keep cool by nipping high electric bills in the bud. Try some of these ideas from CertainTeed to keep your home cool and energy efficient.
Look Long-Term with Insulation
Insulation is a long-term, sustainable solution to keep your family comfortable. It not only warms your home, but it can keep it cool as well. In addition to wall and attic insulation, products like insulated siding and house wrap from CertainTeed can keep you cool, improve energy efficiency and save you money.
Even if your home is already insulated, CertainTeed insulated vinyl siding will make your home more energy efficient. Uninsulated materials in your home — for example, wall studs and framework attached to your exterior walls — can create what are called “thermal bridges,” allowing heat to escape through insulated walls. Insulated vinyl siding from CertainTeed is standard vinyl siding backed by a layer of rigid foam that keeps heat traveling on those thermal bridges in your home.
In addition to saving you money on your energy bills, you’ll reduce your home’s carbon dioxide output. Insulated vinyl siding is a good investment for your home and for the environment.
Chill Out – Save on Air Conditioning
Some days you can’t escape the heat and you’ll need to turn on the A/C. It’s best to use air conditioning sparingly (those units will send your electric bill skyward) and use fans to keep spaces cool. Ceiling and portable fans create comfortable breezes and consume less energy than air conditioning units. Remember to switch your ceiling fans so they rotate counterclockwise — this way they push air down into the room, creating a nice breeze that can reduce the air temperature by up to eight degrees.
Want to learn more about CertainTeed products? Call Schaefer Siding and Exteriors
To learn more about CertainTeed’s energy efficient, sustainable products, contact Schaefer Siding and Exteriors today. Schaefer Siding and Exteriors has been installing and repairing siding in Maryland for more than 40 years. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star rated Contractor as well as a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler. To learn more, contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information.