How do I Prevent Heat Gain in My Home?

Jul 25, 2018 | Air Conditioning

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One way to save money this summer is by learning how to battle heat build-up, or heat gain, in your Fishersville, VA, home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside. This trapped heat can cause your AC 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.

Lastly, sparingly use your oven and other heat producing appliances. If you have any questions or would like to request air conditioning service, call us at 540-942-0198 or request service online.


Vailes Heating & Air is proud to offer services to Waynesboro, Staunton, Augusta County, and near by communities. Call us at 540-942-0198 or request service online today!

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