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 almost upon us, 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 over the summer. You will certainly benefit by getting your new home ready for warm days, and there are several items you get started now that should assist to make the change in seasons comfortable. Continue reading 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 larger than you believe, since around 33% of your home's cooled air can disappear through leakage in these exposed places. That is why you need to take a minute to evaluate windows and doors to make sure they are satisfactorily sealed to protect from air loss. Weather-stripping needs to be inspected and replaced if it is hard, weak or cracked. For areas where weather-stripping is hard to install, silicone caulk will provide guarding against leaks. In addition, be sure to seal larger gaps with expanding foam. You can find it in easy-to-use spray cans, expanding foam can offer the most barrier for wide-open spots around doors and windows. Perform an Air Conditioning System Tune-Up Your new house'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 should get in touch with a professional to perform a thorough system inspection and tune-up. Specifically, 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 residence, which makes your system less effective and efficient. In addition, be certain that all air filters are replaced regularly over the course of the summer. Clean filters support better air flow and also prevent stress on your system. Ultimately, the comparatively low sum you invest in air filters will save you money in lessened energy costs and longer equipment lifespans. Enhance Attic and Crawlspace Insulation Insulation is vital for inhibiting heat from infiltrating your house and for trapping the cool air inside. You will want to inspect 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 schedule an appointment with a professional to hear their suggestions. Install LED Bulbs and Fixtures Some people do not comprehend just how much heat an incandescent bulb can produce, but the fact is that only a little over 2% of the energy consumed by a traditional bulb is in the form of light. That means a home full of incandescent bulbs creates a decent amount of heat that must be surmounted by an air conditioner during summer. You can significantly diminish this heat load by replacing current incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. These solid-state devices turn much 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 years and years 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 house that is now totally ready for the summer. Click here to learn more.