Summer is in full blast and temperatures are sizzling across the country. In Lewisville, we’ve been getting temperatures around 80 ͦF, and the season definitely won’t be getting any cooler.
To ease us up from this weather condition, instinctively we turn on our cooling systems at home. Though air conditioners are able to provide relief from the heat, the cost of keeping the house comfortable every day might become unbearable.
So, the question now is, “How can I keep my home comfortable for the duration of summer, and at the same time keep electric bills low?”
As explained by this article from the Weather Channel, it is through natural cooling:
An alternative way to maintain a cool house or reduce air-conditioning use is natural (or passive) cooling. Passive cooling uses non-mechanical methods to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
The most effective method to cool your home is to keep the heat from building up in the first place. The primary source of heat buildup (i.e., heat gain) is sunlight absorbed by your house through the roof, walls, and windows. Secondary sources are heat-generating appliances in the home and air leakage.
Specific methods to prevent heat gain include reflecting heat (i.e., sunlight) away from your house, blocking the heat, removing built-up heat, and reducing or eliminating heat-generating sources in your home.
The achieving this method of cooling begins with a simple inspection. Let’s start from the top. The roof is the most exposed component of the house. Thus, it majorly affects temperature inside the house. These are a few basic things to inspect:
- Missing or damaged shingles
- Rots caused by pests
- Leaks and holes
These roofing problems can affect the condition of the household – especially holes, as these allow more heat to enter inside. Getting a professional to seal the holes, replace missing shingles or rotting tiles, or replace the roof completely will ensure that the cool air stays inside and the warm air stays out. Fortunately, a Lewisville roofing company like Cooley Roofing & Construction can give you solutions.
Our expert team of craftsmen has been certified by the country’s top manufacturers like GAF and CertainTeed to ensure that the promised quality of work will always be delivered. Pick up your phone and call Cooley Roofing & Construction to fix or replace your roofing in Lewisville.
(Article Excerpt from Cooling Your Home Naturally, The Weather Channel, www.weather.com)