California summers can be disastrously hot, and that heat can even slip into the fall months. If you want to stay cool, you might hole up in your home on certain days and pump the AC throughout the house. However, that AC isn’t free and it’s costing you more and more every time an energy bills comes to your mailbox. How can you save money? There are plenty of ways and Citrus Heights, CA replacement windows are one sure fire example.
When you want to save on your cooling costs, you might not always have a budget in place to do so right away. There are a few things you can adjust in your home to help you save money right away. Perhaps you can then save that money to put towards the replacement windows you might really need.
First, you should make sure all of your vents are open. That sounds strange because why cool a room if you aren’t in it? But you need to keep your air circulating around the room to help cool it efficiently.
Second, replace the air filters on your HVAC unit regularly. You should replace them once a month to keep things efficient, especially if the AC is getting used a lot.
Third, use your fans. Most ceiling fans are things you have going when you’re hot but turn them on even when you aren’t in the room. They push the hot air up and away from you, allowing you to keep things even cooler.
And fourth, close out the sun. The California sun can be intense and without the right replacement windows, you could be letting a lot of heat into your home. Get insulated curtains and blinds and draw them when the sun is coming in too strong.
Consider Energy Star Products
If you have money in your budget and you really want to save on energy bills while giving your home further comfort, there are plenty of Energy Star products on the market to consider.
First, you could get Energy Star heating and cooling appliances to help you save and increase your efficiency and comfort. Energy Star HVAC systems have gone through testing and meet strict energy efficiency guidelines.
And second, you could get new, Energy Star certified replacement windows. New windows can decrease what you have to spend on your energy bills and can make you more comfortable in the meantime. You’ll also see a higher home value and a better curb appeal, among other benefits.
If you’ve started saving and are ready to look into Citrus Heights, CA replacement windows, contact the experts at The Window and Door Shop, Inc. by calling (916) 252-4100. We’re here to answer your questions and give you a free consultation with no obligation whatsoever. We want your home to be cool and comfortable for your family and if that means replacement windows, we’re here to help in any way we can. Stop by and see examples of replacement windows in our showroom at 1717 Bell St, Sacramento, CA 95825.