How Re-Painting Your Home Affects Energy Efficiency

Although the moody charcoal color you picked out for your Victorian home sounds intriguing, it may become a practical nightmare. The problem with painting your home in a dark color is that dark colors love to retain heat, turning your home into a sweltering oven.

Not only are you likely to roast in your home, but you will end up spending more on your electricity bills to maintain a comfortable temperature. Why? When you paint the exterior of your home in dark colors, the dark hue will retain heat from the sun’s rays compared to lighter colors like a sky blue or light yellow, which reflect the sun’s rays. The trapped heat takes much longer to dissipate and will heat the interior of your home, putting your AC system through its paces.

Although you can generally get away with dark colored interiors, heat can still get trapped inside your home if sunlight can pour through open windows. However, you have alternative methods to prevent heat from being absorbed into your home’s dark interior color scheme. To reduce heat retention due to your interior decorating and paint choices, consider only painting walls dark colors if they are not exposed to heavy direct sunlight, or cover your windows during the day by drawing thick curtains closed. Dark colors still make for great accent colors for your interior, so you don’t have to sacrifice your preferences to make your home more energy efficient.

Stay Cool in the Summer with Western States Home Services

Sometimes the shade of color you choose for your home’s exterior doesn’t matter a whole lot when you live in Arizona, especially during the hottest months of the year during which no reflective color is going to stop your home’s AC from running nonstop. That’s why at Western States Home Services we keep our southwest clients nice and cool regardless of what hue you choose for your home.

Our air conditioning maintenance and repair services are second to none, providing the best quality in the business. We understand what it’s like to live and work in AZ during the summer, which is why we offer same day service to get your cooling issues resolved as quickly as possible.

We are proud to be one of the best Carrier air conditioning dealers in Arizona, and offer a comprehensive selection of state of the art Carrier cooling and heating units to meet your exact specifications. Our system design specialists will ensure you receive the right system for your needs without sending your energy bills through the roof.

We have been serving the air conditioning needs of our customers in Arizona for more than 50 years and are looking forward to making sure your family is enjoying the indoor temperatures you deserve. Contact Western States Home Services today to get a free, no-obligation consultation from one of our expert Carrier Comfort Specialists.

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