Were you aware that there is a way to improve your home that will add to the resale value, and it actually will pay for itself within only a few years? In Las Vegas, we have summers that are quite hot and showing no signs of getting cooler any time soon. We also have winters that can hover around the freezing temperatures for months, requiring you to fun your heating system in order to keep your home comfortable. In Las Vegas, it seems like we are always fighting with the weather outside in order to keep our homes t a comfortable temperature, and it costs more every year to do that. This may be unfortunate but it is a fact, so exploring methods of reducing the bills that we must pay is the solution. If we are running the air conditioner in the summer to counteract the hot temperatures outside, we want to seal the house as much as possible in order to keep the cool air in. If we are heating the house because it is freezing outside, we want to keep the warm air in. Your Las Vegas home needs to be well sealed against leaks as well as being well insulated in order to make this happen. This will entail investing into your home in order to save over time, doing things like insulating the attic and walls to keep the air outside from effecting the air inside, as well as maintaining the heating and air conditioning systems so that they function as well as possible. These things will reduce the amount of air that must be heated or cooled because it will last linger in it’s cooled or heated state. It allows your systems to work less hard and use less electricity or gas in order to keep you comfortable.
One home improvement aspect that many people overlook due to it’s beauty is plantation shutters. Just because they look good, many people think they are merely decorative. Nothing is further from the truth, and plantation shutters were actually developed specifically to keep the air inside a home more comfortable than the air outside. Because of their solid nature, if the louvers are closed completely they will provide an additional barrier of insulation against the hot and cold. Many are unaware that the point of your home that is where the most leakage happens is generally your windows. In Las Vegas, windows in direct sunlight can easily reach 150 degrees, which continually heats the air on the living side of them. This hot air circulates into your home, making your home’s ambient temperature raise over time and forcing your air conditioner to work harder. The installation of plantation shutters will create a barrier between the hot air being generate inside your windows, and the air inside your rooms. This can reduce the ambient temperature upwards of 10 degrees during hot days, which has the ability to cut hundreds of dollars off your monthly electric bills. If you reduce your bills by only 100 dollars, a typical installation of plantation shutters in your windows can be paid for in savings in less than 4 years.