Beat the Heat: Home Improvements to Help Keep You Cool this Summer

Summer brings fun-filled activities like BBQs, beach outings, and pool parties. It also brings unbearable heat that can make your home feel like a sauna, leaving you miserable and uncomfortable.

The good news is that there are several home improvements that you can make to keep your house cool during the hot summer months. In this blog post, we will focus on two: energy-saving windows and doors.

Energy-saving windows

Windows contribute to a significant amount of energy used in homes. Traditional windows allow the sun’s heat to go through the windows and warm the house, increasing the indoor temperature. However, energy-saving windows have a low emissivity (Low-E) coating that reflects heat and UV rays while still allowing natural light to enter your home. Aside from their energy-saving benefits, they can also help reduce noise transmission from the outside.

Energy-saving doors

Doors play a crucial role in regulating your home’s temperature. Just like windows, traditional doors permit heat to penetrate through.

Upgrading to energy-efficient doors helps to minimize air leaks, reducing energy consumption while keeping your home cool. Entry doors that are Energy Star certified have high insulation, tight-fitting frames, and are made of energy-efficient materials; these features work together to keep your home cool during the summer.

Patio doors

Patio doors provide a great view and direct access to the outside of your house while also being a functional entryway. Going for energy-efficient patio doors, such as sliding glass doors or French doors, can help you save energy while keeping your home cool and comfortable. These doors prevent heat transfer, and some come with blinds or glass tinting that helps reduce heat gain while still allowing natural light.

Benefits of Energy Saving Windows and Doors

Apart from keeping your home cool, upgrading to energy-efficient windows and doors come with several other benefits:

• Lower energy bills
• Reducing UV damage to wooden floors and furniture
• Improved curb appeal and increased resale value
• Protection against natural disasters, like hurricanes and storms
• Enhancing your home’s aesthetic since they come in a variety of styles and colors.


Upgrading to energy-saving windows and doors helps keep your home cool, save on energy costs, and provides several other benefits. These home improvements should be considered by any homeowner looking for ways to keep their home cool during hot summer months.

Are you planning to upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors or wanting to learn more? Get in touch with a WoodMart professional to guide you through the process and ensure that you get quality products and installation services. Call (217) 223-3791 to get started today.