It’s time to move from complaining about the cold to complaining about the heat!
WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis is ready with advice on how to protect against summer heat—and winter cold, too. Your renovation will be ready for year-round comfort!
Consider this, for example:
If bedroom windows face east (where the sun rises), the room will stay cooler at night after sunset. But if the opposite is true? Your room will heat up—and stay warm longer. But take heart! There are fixes that don’t involve rotating your entire house.
Replacing old windows may also increase their ability to protect against the summer’s heat (and winter’s cold!)
Wood and ceramic tiles outperform rugs and other materials at repelling heat. (Underfloor heating ensures that they stay warm in the winter.)
Pastel or white paint on walls (inside and outside) absorbs less heat.
The same insulation that keeps your house warm in winter keeps it cool in summer; choosing and installing the right insulation is critical. If your attic is uninsulated, now is the time to insulate it.
Keeping blinds, drapes, and curtains closed during the day can lower indoor temperatures by 15 or 20 degrees. You might also consider installing awnings for windows.
A front or back porch shades the house, as do vertical plantings (trees, tall bushes, etc.). These are especially effective on the south and west sides of the house.
A mud room helps decrease the flow of air into the house every time the door is opened, whatever the season.
Ceiling fans (turned to blow downward) provide a lot of heat relief and let you raise the thermostat setting on your air conditioner, for additional cost savings.
The WORKS by JD team installs new windows, flooring, paint, insulation, dehumidifiers, and window treatments. We also build attractive and insulating porches, mudrooms, and entryways. Our solutions keep you comfortable in all seasons! Contact us today.