Heat Gain Prevention

Woman too hot in her home due to heat gain.

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

Check your 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.

Check your 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.

Reducing heat sources

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

Albritton Heating and Air is here to help! Our licensed technicians are proud to perform heating repairs, maintenance, and installations here in the Wilmington, NC, area. Call Albritton Heating and Air today at 910-792-6111 or request service online.