Winter Energy Saving in Fillmore, CA; Heat Reflective & Absorbing Exterior Painting House Coatings & More

With the cold winter happening, the heating bills can be difficult to manage. Staying warm and dry is important during California Winters. With this in mind, we at McKays Painting would like to share some winter energy saving tips.

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient in Winter

1) Aging water heater replacement. Most homeowners only think about replacing the water heater when it deceases operating. But to improve the energy savings, replacing a water heater that is over 10 years can help significantly.
2) Programmable thermostat investment. Too many homeowners are still manually updating their heat settings each day, or not adjusting them at all during the winter. Consider investing into smart or at least programmable thermostats. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning [their] thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting.
3) Change the furnace filters. When you notice the filter is dirty and dusty replace it if your home is heated by a furnace, be sure to check it monthly. Never exceed 3 months for replacing the filter, but checking it monthly will help prevent issues, including energy inefficiency.

Other Winter Energy Conservation Tips

Other energy saving tips include upgrading exterior, and interior lights with LED bulbs, make certain your home, especially around the doors and windows, are well sealed, utilize a ceiling fan all year, in winter, make sure to switch it to the winter setting to keep the warm air from rising.

Exterior Painting House Coatings

Finally, the exterior paint your paint is one of the most important elements to your home’s energy savings. Well insulated homes and efficient appliances contribute. Increasing the efficiency of your home can improve with the home’s exterior painting. Start by selecting the right color. Choosing the right paint affects the home’s energy efficiency. A darker color paint absorbs more light, retaining more heat. With a light color paint, the heat is reflected, making the home a few degrees color. Depending on where you live dictates which is best for you. For people living in New York, the winters can be brutal, making the darker colors more ideal. Going a step further, consider painting the different sides of house with dark and light colors. For instance, the setting sun is cooler than the midday sun, as it is brighter and hotter. You should paint the east and/or south facing wall dark is you want to absorb as much heat as possible. If you want to reflect the harsh midday sun but as the sun sets, absorb he heat, use a bright color to paint the east or south facing. To maintain a consistent temperature as the outside temperatures, change, paint the west or north facing wall a dark color.

Heat Reflective & Absorbing Paint for Exterior Walls

Exterior paint can be specifically designed to be more energy efficient as well. Some paints are designed to reflect the heat while others are manufactured to absorb the heat. The exterior paint designed to cool a home are semi-permeable, allowing water to pass through and evaporate. To keep homes warmer, the exterior paint is completely waterproof. Paints that allow water to pass through, or cooling paints, take heat with it when water evaporates from your walls. Warming paints also block all water, since water evaporates will cool down already cool walls. In drastically lower temperatures, water will freeze on the walls.

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Call McKays Painting and let our certified experts paint your home to help you improve your energy efficiency with our exterior painting services.

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