Weatherize Your Nevada Home, Reduce Energy Costs

Weatherize Your Nevada Home, Reduce Energy Costs

Weatherize Your Nevada Home, Reduce Energy Costs

Las Vegas Air Conditioning

Weatherize Your Nevada Home, Reduce Energy Costs

Las Vegas Air Conditioning

weatherize your  Nevada home, Las Vegas, NevadaSummer in Nevada is long, hot and humid, and your electric bills reflect all the hard work your air conditioner is doing to keep you comfortable. But when you weatherize your Nevada home, you’re taking steps to lower your electric bills — without sacrificing any comfort. In fact, weatherizing can help to increase your comfort.

Consider these easy projects to improve the energy efficiency of your home:

  • Prevent heat gain through your windows. Simple ways to do this include putting up sun-reflective drapes or blinds. Alternatively, consider reflective film over your windows or shutters. If your budget allows, Energy Star windows can go a long way toward eliminating heat gain.
  • Insulate your attic. If your attic is already insulated, boost it. In the summer, your attic can reach a temperature of 150 degrees. This heat radiates through the floor of the attic and makes the rooms below feel warm. Your air conditioner is forced to work harder. Also consider running an attic fan to keep the space cooler.
  • Seal all air leaks. Insert a dollar bill along the rim of all exterior doors. Wherever the bill easily slips out, caulk or weatherstrip. Do the same along the edges of your windows. Other areas to check and seal include along the baseboards, outlets on exterior walls and openings for dryer vents and plumbing.
  • Inspect the ductwork for loose connections, tears and holes. Seal these spots, using mastic sealant and mesh. This measure alone can help you trim more than 10 percent from your cooling costs. Next insulate your ductwork, paying special attention to lengths that run in unconditioned spaces, such as your attic or crawl space. You can do some of this job yourself but will probably need the help of a contractor to get at hard-to-reach ductwork.

Also consider changing a few of your habits. Use the microwave, for example, instead of the range. Use your ceiling fans in tandem with your air conditioner. This won’t lower the temperature, but the wind chill effect will help you feel more comfortable.

Interested in more tips to keep your home comfortable when it’s really hot outside? Contact Las Vegas Air Conditioning.  We’ve served homeowners in the area since 2002, and we’re happy to answer all of your questions.

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