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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A LOS ANGELES HEAT WAVE

by Landmark Construction Crew on July 16, 2018

Keeping your home cool during an extreme Los Angeles heat wave without busting your budget may seem like a challenge. Thankfully, there are small improvements that you can make that will lower your summer cooling bills and keep your home comfortable even during the hottest days of the year. Improvements such as painting your home with Cool paint, replacing your regular windows with Energy efficient windows, replacing your roof with a cool roof and having an HVAC inspection to make sure that it’s in good working condition.

Cool Paint

In the summer, the sun glares down on the roof of your home, increasing your home’s temperature and causing your air conditioner to turn-on more often. To help your home stay cool during a summer Los Angeles heat wave, we offer cool paint, which is a type of roof coating that is designed to reflect the rays of the sun. This roof paint can be used on 3-tab and architectural shingle roofs and metal roofs as well as other types of roofs.

Energy Efficient Windows

When it comes to keeping your homes cool during a Los Angeles heat wave, it pays to replace your old windows with modern, energy efficient windows. Homes tend to leak air around windows, which can result in higher cooling costs and heat and humidity entering your home. Having your windows replaced with double or triple pane energy efficient windows can lower your air conditioning bills, improve your indoor comfort and increase the value of your home.

Cool Roof

If your Los Angeles home is ready for a new roof, consider having it replaced with a cool roof. Conventional roofs can reach temperatures that are up to 50 degrees hotter than the ambient air temperature, according to energy.gov, while a cool roof prevents excessive roof temperatures as well as heat transfer to the inside of the home. Energy-efficient, cool roofs help keep your home cool because they are made with materials that are designed to reflect the sun’s rays and absorb less heat, which helps you save money and stay comfortable.

HVAC Inspections

HVAC inspections are designed to catch problems before they result in the need for sudden repairs and excessively high energy bills during a Los Angeles heat wave. These inspections include checking your systems coolant levels, cleaning your evaporator and condenser coils so that they effectively transfer heat, testing electrical components and making sure all the moving parts are well lubricating and operating normally. If problems are found, the HVAC technician will inform you so that you can make repairs before they result in uncomfortable indoor conditions in your Los Angeles home.

You don’t have to suffer during the next Los Angeles heat wave. Here at Landmark Construction Crew, we have the experience and knowledge to help you make energy-efficient improvements on your home so that you can stay cool and save money on your monthly energy bills. To get started, call us at 818-319-4970.

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