11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat – Part 5

This is an excerpt from the article “11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat.” For more information, please visit http://charlesandhudson.com/green-building/tips/11-ways-to-prepare-your-home-for-summer-heat/

Your air ducts may need testing for leaks and then sealed. Your attic insulation probably has compacted, so you need to add an additional 5 to 8 inches. Your windows and doors and other parts of the building envelope may need caulking and weather-stripping. Think about solar window film to keep out the heat.

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