How to Minimize Heat Gain in Your Home

by | May 21, 2018 | General HVAC |

One way to save money this summer is by learning how to battle heat build-up, or heat gain, in your Hudson, MA, home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside. This trapped heat can cause your AC to work harder and less efficiently. Here are a few ideas to help minimize this problem:

Insulation

Poor insulation is one of the main reasons for heat gain. Properly maintained and up to date insulation will prevent hot air from getting in and cold air from getting out.

Windows

Windows need proper insulation and installation as well and are a common factor in inefficient cooling in the home.

Consider Repainting

Dark colors can absorb up to 90 percent of the sun’s energy. Reflective coatings for the roof of your home are another solution for this problem. Consider repainting your home if your paint is too dark.

Shading Your Home

Rather than painting, blocking the sun from your home can keep out 90 percent of radiant energy.

Appliances

Lastly, sparingly use your oven and other heat producing appliances.

Contact Us

Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning provides AC maintenance, repair & replacement services to Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough & the surrounding MA communities. If you would like air conditioning help or have any questions, call us at 978-562-5309 or request service online.

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