Build cooler homes this summer
As monthly utility expenses continue to rise, deciding to run the A/C can become a tough decision even during these hot summer months. Did you know that your home can help make your A/C more energy efficient and save you money? Whether building new or renovating, HK Construction offers numerous home design and construction strategies to keep homeowners cool with or without the A/C turned on.
For maximum control over the air temperature inside your home, its “continuous building envelope” must be tightly sealed. The envelope consists of the components that separate the interior of a home from the outside environment. It’s one of the reasons why the highly experienced design/build specialists at HK Construction — a fourth generation kamaaina company — work to ensure the integrity of its work, whether visible or hidden behind the walls.
You can also decide to forgo the A/C altogether, opting instead for trade winds and ceiling fans. HK Construction can engage building design strategies to help keep the inside temperature down. It’s important to consider the orientation of a home, as proper orientation and layout can help maximize Hawaii’s tropical breezes and increase general airflow.
Even Hawaii’s subtle seasonal changes can make a difference in how the sun interacts with your home. During the hottest months of the year, you’ll want your largest windows to catch the least possible amount of sun.
To learn more, you can attend one of HK Construction’s complimentary seminars in July. Upcoming Design/Build seminars are scheduled at 6 p.m. on July 12 and 11 a.m. on July 15. Kitchen and bath seminars are scheduled for 6 p.m. on July 13 and 9:30 a.m. on July 15. Visit hkchawaii.com or call 808-220-4714 to register; no walk-ins allowed.
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