keeping your HVAC system running efficiently

Do you know what it takes to keep your home heating system working efficiently? Most people know that the filters need to be changed from time to time, but exactly when should you be changing them? What type of filter should you be using? Is there anything else that homeowners can do to ensure that the system they rely on to heat and cool their homes operates using as little energy as possible? My blog will show you all sorts of things about maintaining your home heating and cooling system. In the end, you will know just what to do to take care of your home's system.

Building A New Home And Live In A Hot Climate? 2 Tips To Make Your Home Stay Cool

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It is much easier to design a home to stay cool while building it when compared to making changes after a home is built. If you live in a hot climate, there are many things you can do to ensure you stay cool inside your home in the hot weather. Below are two of these things to help you get started.

HVAC Unit

There are different ways you can cool your home and a good choice is to install an HVAC unit. With this type of heating and cooling system, you have complete control over the temperature of your home, and every room will stay consistently cool or warm. This is especially true if you ask the contractor to install a programmable thermostat.

You should hire an HVAC contractor to install the unit. They will know the right size that you need. This is important because if you have a unit that is too small, it would not be able to keep your house cool and comfortable.

Once the HVAC unit is installed, the contractor will install the ductwork to route the air into your home through the vents.

Depending on the size and type of unit, it could cost up to $8,000 to install an HVAC system.

Roof

A dark roof will absorb heat, which will cause your home to feel hotter. Instead of a dark roof, choose one that is a lighter colored.

Metal roofing is more expensive but it is an investment you should consider making. You have a variety of options to choose from. You can cut the costs by choosing corrugated steel instead of copper.

Metal is reflective of the sun and is a cool roofing material. You can paint the roof with reflective paint to reflect even more sun. There is a coating you can put on the roof that is also highly reflective. Metal roofs have an aesthetic appeal because you can choose from many coating colors.

Slate roofing is another option you have. This is much less expensive when compared to metal roofing. It works great for any weather conditions, and is available in light colors so it reflects heat. Slate roofing tiles are highly durable and require little maintenance.

These are just two ways you can help your home stay cool in the hot temperatures. Talk to the builders, as they likely have many more suggestions you can use while building your home.

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14 December 2016