Enjoying a comfortable home requires keeping your house cool in summer and warm in winter. It’s also important that your family is breathing good quality air. These tips can help you maintain the right temperature and humidity of the air inside your house, improving the living conditions for everyone.
Improve the Insulation
When older houses were built there were not as many insulating options as we have today. Depending on the construction of your house and the climate, you may benefit from adding insulation into your walls to improve the energy efficiency and comfort factor of the house.
Replace Inadequate Roof Ventilation
The roof provides a house with a solid cover against the elements. Ventilation and insulation of the attic are important for the roof. Your ventilation system may be inefficient if the house was built more than 10 years ago. Without proper ventilation and insulation, the HVAC unit must work harder to keep the interior cool because of the heat seeping through the attic. You can use HVAC service providers in your area to replace the defunct insulation and roof ventilation.
Improve Air Circulation With Furnaces
Your furnace is the heart of the house. A working heater is essential in winter when you need to warm the cold air in your home. In the summer, it can provide the much-needed air circulation by moving air around the house, which will improve the comfort factor inside your home.
Upgrade the HVAC System
The HVAC system works to remove a substantial number of gases, dust particles and vapors. You must install an air conditioning system that can handle the cooling needs of your home. If the house is large, you will have hot and cold spots in the house which are pockets where the conditioned air is not reaching or is over-concentrated. By pairing an HVAC system with a few essential upgrades, you will take care of three major needs: air quality, heat and humidity.
Manage Microbial Growth or Indoor Pollutants
Indoor air pollutants can include spores from plants, pollen, fungi and bacteria that undermine your home’s health. Mold and dampness-related microbial agents increase the risk of allergic fungal sinusitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other ailments. Water triggers the growth of microorganisms. A few simple home upgrades can help ease the suffering of those with asthma or allergies by controlling the moisture in the air.
Consider Sealing Unwanted Openings
An energy-efficient house cuts your energy bill by 20 to 50 percent. An HVAC system uses as much as 40 percent of the energy. Out of an annual $1,500 energy bill, you will spend $600 to heat and cool your home. Energy goes to waste due to inefficient heating and cooling systems, drafts and air leaks around openings. You can seal the cracks with caulk and apply duct tape to all unwanted openings.
These tips can help you enjoy a comfortable house and save energy at the same time. If you are not good with electrical equipment you can always seek the help of an HVAC professional to improve the air quality and temperature in your home.
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