The Texas heat can be brutal, and the exterior of our homes are built to take a beating. While there isn’t much we can do about the heat, we can prepare our homes for the upcoming summer months.
To make sure your windows & doors is as energy efficient as possible here are a few tasks to get done before the Texas heat arrives.
Take a Look at Your Windows
You’ll be surprised on how much cool air escapes through your windows. In fact, if you have a single-pane system in your house, your window’s are one of the largest sources of heat gain. In other words, they allow the sun’s radiant heat to enter and trap it inside your home.
Make sure you look at the exterior of the windows to see if they are worn or need caulking. Worn weather stripping and broken seals can also allow air to seep out.
Here’re some takes to consider with your windows:
– Apply sealant/caulk around exterior windows
– Install more energy-efficient, double-pane windows
– Take a look at window coverings / solar screens
– Replace or fix window screens
Take a look at Your Doors
Your exterior doors can be the gateway to energy loss. To ensure your home isn’t losing good quality air condition perform these tasks:
– Close and open your doors on both dry & humid days to make sure it operates fine. A door that doesn’t close correctly is a sign you’re losing energy.
– Take a look at the stripping around the doors. On a sunny day, stand close to the door and look for any light showing around the door’s perimeter. If you see the light, then again there’s leakage happening.
– Check your locks to ensure that they operate correctly.
– Touch your door on hot days and feel if it’s hot. If it’s warm due to the outside temperature, it’s time to replace that door.
The heat will be here before you know it. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation with one our experts click here and let’s get started on your path to energy conservation.