Your home should be a place where you feel at ease and comfortable. But have you ever stopped to think about the factors that affect home comfort? Keep reading to learn about three that have a big impact, as well as how you can improve your home’s environment.
High humidity on a hot summer day makes you feel uncomfortably warm. Why is this? Too much moisture in the air prevents sweat from evaporating. Air conditioning removes some moisture from the air, but if your home continues to feel muggy, you may need to take other dehumidifying measures. These include investing in a dehumidifier, improving ventilation and using fans to circulate air throughout the home.
Temperature Comfort and Stability
Most would agree that heating or cooling a home to just the right temperature makes a big difference in comfort. Maintaining the best temperature, however, goes beyond adjusting the thermostat. Increase temperature stability throughout the home by making improvements, such as sealing air leaks, adding insulating window dressings, and adding the right amount of wall and attic insulation.
You might also consider a zoning system, which customizes climate control according to the needs of specific zones in the home. For example, a sunny area on an upper level has different heating and cooling needs than shaded lower levels. A zoning system keeps temperatures comfortably stable and consistent throughout the home.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air filled with pollen, dust and other irritants triggers allergies in many. Certain allergens, such as mold, also create unpleasant odors. Improving indoor air quality can be as simple as using better air filters and changing them often, using whole-house air cleaners, and keeping the home cleaner.
For more information about factors that affect home comfort and improvements you can make, please contact us at Air-Tro.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Los Angeles, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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