The Right Color Will Keep Your Home Cooler Inside

Home CoolerIt is so hot outside that it just feels like a sauna. The AC is working overtime keeping the house cool, and if you have drapes or shades, they are probably closed. Did you know that paint color can actually help keep your home cooler? If you pick the right color, your home will stay cooler during the hot months.

What Color To Pick

When choosing a new color to paint your home, keep in mind that dark colors absorb heat while lighter colors reflect it. As a matter of fact, dark or dull colors can actually absorb up to 90 % of the suns radiant energy, according to Department of Energy’s (DOE) Cooling Your Home Naturally report.  Some of that absorbed energy is then transfer into your home by way of conduction, resulting in heat gain. Light colors, on the other hand, will reflect heat. Some studies suggest that white walls will gain up to 35% less heat than black walls. Lightening your walls could save on your electric bill in summer.

Benjamin Moore Exterior Paints

Painting a house is no small investment, so choosing the best paint color for the exterior surfaces of your house means picking colors that look great and last. Benjamin Moore Aura® has you covered with durable paints that resist the punishing effects of weather—and have a lifetime limited warranty to prove it. Aurora paints come in  over 3,500+ colors and a variety of finishes. Get rich everlasting color and unsurpassed surface smoothness with Aura Paint. For more information click here.

Helm Paint & Decorating, locally owned and operated, has been in business since 1970 and is an independent dealer of Benjamin Moore Paints and Finishes. Our trained specialists are available to assist you in selecting paint and supplies for your business. We also offer interior design service along with window treatments and wall coverings. We have locations across New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville, Hammond and Gretna, for your convenience, to serve you.

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