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5 Energy Efficient Ways to Cool Your Holliston Home

You have a house that does not have air conditioning. Or you want to keep your summer cooling bills down. In either case, learning energy efficient ways to cool your Holliston home will help keep your energy bills down. You can do that without compromising your home's comfort.

Energy Efficient Ways to Cool Your Holliston Home

light colored house If you're looking for an energy efficient way to cool your Holliston home, try painting the outside of your home a light color. Source: iStock.com/tab1962

Here are five ways to cool your home without running up your energy bills:

  1. Enhance outside shade. Direct sunlight can drive up temperatures inside your home. Add trees to the sunny side of your home. Consider installing awnings to block sunlight from entering your home. Window treatments, like insulated drapes, can keep the sun's heat outside.
  2. Add reflective surfaces. UV rays are what convey heat inside your home. Dark roofs and dark exterior paint colors heat up when UV rays impact them. Install a white or reflective roofing material or paint the exterior wall a very light color. You can also add reflective film to windows to reflect the UV rays back out.
  3. Add insulation to your attic and walls. Most people think of insulation for keeping their homes warm in the winter. The fact is that it works to also keep the heat out during the summer. Enhance your current insulation levels to save money year round.
  4. Use ceiling fans in conjunction with your A/C. Fans do not bring the temperature down. However, it does make people inside feel cooler by blowing air across the skin. This makes it possible to turn the A/C temperature up a few degrees without compromising comfort.
  5. Install a whole house fan. The fan is installed in the ceiling at a central point of the house. It draws air in through open windows and expels it into the attic. The hot air goes out of the roof vents. It's a cost-effective alternative to air conditioning.

These energy efficient ways to cool your home should keep you comfortable without driving your electric bills too high. If you want to learn more about efficiently cooling your home this summer, contact us here at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.

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