Window Company Summer Tips
Summer is one of the most anticipated times of the year in the Pacific Northwest. After months of unpredictable rain and gloomy weather, the sunny days of summer are truly appreciated. However, the sun brings heat, sometimes much more than we would like when it comes to our home’s internal temperatures.
Thankfully, there are some easy tips and tricks that make keeping your home cooler during the summer a breeze. Here are a few of the most effective, given by some of the best reputable window companies out there:
Inspect & Repair Your Windows
When keeping your home in tip-top shape, it’s easy to overlook the state of your windows. However, ensuring that your windows don’t have cracks, leaks, or broken weatherstripping is imperative to a cool and comfortable home. Plus, checking for any imperfections will guarantee that your home is more energy-efficient all year long.
Consider Solar Shades
Solar shades are partially see-through blinds that effectively block out the majority of sunshine into your home while reducing heat levels. These shades are durable and come in a wide variety of colors and styles to fit seamlessly into your home’s aesthetic. Many homeowners enjoy using solar shades during the summer because they don’t block the outdoor view entirely, and they can be removed in the winter if desired.
Upgrade to New and Advanced Window Glass
The glass used in your window installations can make or break how energy-efficient your home is. For the best temperature control and energy-efficient properties, look for products that are labeled as Energy Star. The windows by Energy Star use advanced technology and engineering practices to produce windows that are energy-efficient year-round. On average, homeowners who install Energy Star windows see a 12% decrease in their energy bills.
Start Growing Indoor Plants
Using an air conditioner or blinds may help decrease the temperature in your home, but studies show that growing the right indoor plants is also an effective way to cool down your interiors. Specific plants are known to lose water content during a process known as transpiration. This means that the water emitted into the air has a cooling effect that not only takes the temperature down but also helps purify the air. The best plants to do so include aloe vera, areca palm trees, ficus trees, ferns, snake plants, and golden pothos.
Our goal at Energy Exteriors NW is to provide homeowners in The Greater Seattle Area with the tools and knowledge they need to make their homes energy-efficient, stylish, and comfortable. We offer a range of energy-efficient products, all with expert installation and exceptional customer service.
For any of your window and door needs, schedule a free estimate today! Let our team at Energy Exteriors NW update your doors and windows to make for a cooler, more enjoyable summer.