Of course you want to live a greener life in Rocklin, CA. Maybe you’ve already taken steps to reduce your energy use in as many ways as you can think of. But saving energy can be very hard to do when the weather changes from the cool spring into the hot California summer. If you really want to do your part (and remain comfortable!) this summer, there are a few ideas you can put into effect that can help.
One of the best ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home is to reduce your energy waste by blocking drafts. All windows and doors are going to have a little bit of a draft…or a lot of draft, as the case may be. The more air that leaks, the more money and energy you are wasting. Seal up the drafts by caulking around the windows to keep the warm summer air out. You can do the same around doors as well. Make sure you remove any old caulk first before you put new caulking around the window frames.
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Even though your house feels okay, if your air conditioner isn’t efficient, you are wasting energy and money. The HVAC system may be working overtime to cool your house during those hot California days, but you can get an inspection to make sure everything is clean and operating as efficiently as possible. These inspections can help you save money because they could find small things that can easily be fixed now, but would become much larger and more expensive later. The inspections also clean things out and make sure the air flows freely.
One of the biggest things you can do for your home is consider vinyl windows. Simonton Vinyl Windows are highly energy efficient and can automatically save you money on your energy bills. You’ll also notice that your home feels more balanced and comfortable in every room. You won’t have to worry about drafts, and you don’t even have to put any maintenance items on your to do list. Sure vinyl windows are an investment up front, but they pay for themselves in savings and in the value they add to your home.
If you truly want to have a home that is as green and energy efficient as possible, consider vinyl windows in Rocklin, CA before the hot summer months hit. Contact Southgate Glass by calling 916-476-8396 to set up a free consultation appointment to talk over the options with our experts. We’d love to tell you about the energy efficiency of vinyl windows and what they can do for your home. You can also stop by our showroom and take a look at some options in person. We’re open 8 to 5 Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 to 4 at 6852 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823. We hope to see you soon!