Prepare your New Home in Denver for Summer05/14/2018Four Ways to Get Your New Home in Denver Prepared for Hot Weather Long, hot weeks are just around the corner, and you should make sure your house is ready to handle the heat. If you have recently moved or will be moving in the near future to Denver, you possibly have not yet considered how your residence will manage once hot weather is here. You will certainly benefit by getting your new home ready for warm times ahead, and there are several items you get started today that can help to make the transition a smooth one. Read on for four ideas to get your new house ready for summer in Denver. Seal Windows and Doors Most people understand that windows and doors readily permit cool air to get out, if they aren't suitably sealed around the edges. But, the problem may be bigger than you believe, since around one-third of your home's cooled air can disappear through leakage in these susceptible places. That is why you should take a minute to survey windows and doors to ensure they are satisfactorily sealed to protect from air loss. Weather-stripping must be examined and replaced if it is hard, weak or cracked. For areas where weather-stripping is hard to install, silicone caulk will offer guarding against leaks. In addition, be sure to seal big gaps with expanding foam. You can find it in easy-to-use spray cans, expanding foam can offer maximum defense for wide-open spots around doors and windows. Perform an Air Conditioning System Tune-Up Your new residence's air conditioning system is likely to be heavily used during the hot weather, so you should be sure it is competent to handle the load placed upon it. That is why you need to get in touch with a professional to perform a thorough system inspection and tune-up. In particular, you need to ensure that your A/C's heat-transferring areas, the evaporator and condenser, are very clean. Dust, dirt and other bits can block an effective transfer of heat from your house, which makes your system less effective and efficient. In addition, be certain that all air filters are replaced routinely over the course of the summer. Clean filters support better air flow and also prevent stress on your system. Ultimately, the comparatively low amount you invest in air filters will save you money in decreased energy costs and longer equipment lifespans. Enhance Attic and Crawlspace Insulation Insulation is vital for inhibiting heat from entering your house and for trapping the cool air inside. You will want to take a closer look at your attic and crawlspace, if applicable, to be sure these areas are well-insulated. Some heat and air companies offer free insulation inspections, so you should talk to a professional to hear their recommendation. Install LED Bulbs and Fixtures Some people do not realize just how much heat an incandescent bulb can produce, but the fact is that only a little over 2% of the energy used by a traditional bulb is in the form of light. That means a home full of incandescent bulbs generates a decent amount of heat that must be vanquished by an air conditioner amidst summer. You can significantly reduce this heat load by replacing current incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. These solid-state devices change most of the electrical energy to light and give off very little heat relative to older lighting technologies. Not only can you save money on your electric bill, LED lights often will last for decades and will diminish your need to frequently replace bulbs. And, if you are preparing for a move to Denver, A-1 Freeman Moving Group can help get you into that new home that is now totally ready for the scorching temps. Click here to learn more.