Summer is just around the corner in Minneapolis so now would be a good time to start preparing your home to remain cool in the summer without overloading your air conditioning system. Not only will you save money on your HVAC bills when trying to stay cool in highly humid Minneapolis summer time, you will also be energy efficient and contribute to reducing your carbon footprint on our lovely planet earth. We all know when Minnesota summer arrives and temperatures rise into the 80’s and 90’s we’ll be itching to crank up the AC but at the back of our minds dreading to see the next Xcel energy bill come in to suck us dry. The paradox arrises when we reflect to see how much we are spending on energy to keep our Minneapolis homes cool – in turn we are contributing to more green house gas emissions and actually warming up our earth just to keep us cool for instant gratification. In this blog, A Pane In The Glass Construction or MN Windows as many Minnesotans know us as, our Window Installers Minneapolis will provide you with tips to keep your home cool in the summer.
Window Installers Minneapolis | Ways to keep your home cool in the summer
Below you can go through some simple and affordable ways to reduce the load on your air conditioning unit by trying to reduce the heat build up in your Minneapolis homes:
- Turn off the lights when you leave a room: now this is something that all of us have heard growing up with our moms or dads shouting at us for not shutting off the lights when we were the last to leave the room. Then we were probably just irritated with them for picking on everything we do – little did we know that we’ll be their age someday and then finally understand why…….. BILLS BILLS BILLS! Other than the electric bill, turning off lights can reduce the heat build up in your home leaving it cooler.
- Why do your chores in the heat?: Another simple way of reducing the heat build up in your home is to designate all your chores like laundry, cooking, vacuuming, etc. to the evening or early morning when it’s cooler.
- Keep your windows and blinds closed?: Another way of stopping heat from the sunlight entering into your home is by keeping your windows closed with your window treatments- blinds or curtains drawn during the day. You can open them in the evening to let cooler air in instead.
These are some easy and affordable ways to keep your home cool in Minnesota summer by preventing heat build up in your Minneapolus home. In the next Blog, we will touch upon how to keep outdoor air and heat from entering your home.
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As always, our Minneapolis Window Contractors at A Pane In The Glass Construction can help guide you in transforming your home into a more energy efficient space. Whether it is helping you choose which replacement windows type is right for your home, which windows or doors are best to keep you comfortable in Minnesota climate, or even picking out the right screens for the replacement windows and doors for your Minneapolis MN home, we’ve got you covered. Our experts can provide the best options and brands at a great price with professional installation. Call us today to set up an appointment at (651) 329-4815. Check out our pages on Angie’s List, BBB and Houzz to read reviews from our valued customers like you! Don’t hesitate to call A Pane In the Glass Construction – your local Window Installers Minneapolis.
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