We all not what it is like to not be able to sleep on those stinking hot summer nights. We all also know the pain of getting those outrages power bills that just never seem to get lower. This post is for you the new home owner that wants to reduce their mortgage quicker by doing some simply things like lowering your energy expenses. Here is a simple common-sense guide to help you cool and save you some money at the same time.
Curtains or blinds
Make sure that you have nice thick curtains and/or blinds. This can actually be one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce the heat in your home.
Keep lighting to a minimum
Believe it or not depending on the types of lights that you have they can actually produce a lot of heat. Keep as many lights as you can turned off to reduce the amount of heat produced.
Getting your home insulated will pay for itself over a long enough time period. There is a wide range of building insulation methods available and many professional companies that handle the installation.
There are also some great options when it comes to solar reflective roof paints. Again there a wide range of professional companies that provide this service and can give you an idea of cost and effectiveness with your property.
We all love a good air conditioned environment, if its going to the mall to keep cool or in your own home. It is important to keep you air conditioning unit clean and serviced so that you get the best and most cost-effective performance from your unit.