How to Pick the Best Energy-Efficient Paint?

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Choosing an energy-efficient paint for your house’s exterior walls can be an important decision. It does not only boost the appeal of your house but it also helps in reducing your utility bills. And if you choose a lifetime paint, you do not have to worry about recurring costs. Thus, you do not need to repaint your house every three to five years. You get savings of at least $5,000. 

How to Choose an Energy-Efficient Paint

This type of paint offers a lot of benefits in terms of reducing utility bills. What are some factors to consider when hunting for the right paint? 

Look for the Energy Star Label 

Energy Star is a program run by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that identifies products that meet strict energy efficiency guidelines. Look for paint products that carry the Energy Star label, which indicates that they meet specific energy-saving requirements. 

Choose Light Colors 

Lighter colors reflect more sunlight, which can help to reduce heat absorption and keep your home cooler. Darker colors absorb more heat, which can increase the amount of energy needed to cool your home. 

Look for Low VOC Content 

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are chemicals emitted by many types of paint that can have negative health effects and contribute to air pollution. Thankfully, the lifetime paint of DLC has low VOC content so you can be sure that when it is applied to your house, your health, and the environment are safe. 

Consider Insulating Additives

This type of paint contains insulating additives like ceramic microspheres that can help reduce heat transfer and keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. 

Check the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) 

It measures a material’s ability to reflect solar radiation and release absorbed heat. A higher SRI is better as it means the paint can help in reducing the amount of energy needed to cool your home. 

Reflecting Light Not Absorbing It 

The sun’s solar radiation makes your home hot. When it happens, you need to lower your AC’s temperature. Unfortunately, this will cost you more money. An hour of running your AC is equivalent to burning 35, 100-watt light bulbs. Then, if you are living in a moderate-size home, you need more than 1,500 hours of AC operation each year just to lower the temperature of your house. Just think about how much energy it needs. 

If you use heat-reflecting paint, it can reduce your exterior wall temperature by 37 degrees. It means that you not only save money on utility bills you also get to enjoy a more comfortable temperature while you are staying in your house.

No Recurring Costs 

The beauty of Deluxe Lifecote is that it is not only an energy-efficient paint but it also helps further reduce the overall cost of painting. This is why it is called lifetime paint. It can last for the lifetime of your house. Schedule a consultation with our specialists to find out the exact savings you can get when you choose this type of coat.

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