As a homeowner, you are likely going to face more than a few challenges when it comes to keeping the interior of your home comfortable. Uneven airflow, air leaks, and other issues can all impact your ability to do this. If you want to save energy, too, it will be even more challenging to maintain the proper level of home comfort without increasing your energy costs – often significantly.
If you find yourself in this situation, you can learn some helpful home comfort tips that will be beneficial for you
and your wallet.
Seal Your Home
If your home has air leaks, you are going to face a seemingly never-ending struggle to keep the interior temperatures comfortable. Also, the air leaks that occur around an attached garage, doors, windows, and even the attic hatch will increase your energy costs – often significantly. The good news is the process of sealing your air leaks is rather simple and a smart investment.
Maintain Free Airflow
Cold spots and stuffy rooms are both indications of improper airflow through your home. Also, if poor airflow is a problem, it may be burdensome to your HVAC system. You can implement the following tips to ensure home comfort:
- Keep the doors in your home open even for rooms no one is in
- Check the filter in your HVAC system and change it based on manufacturer recommendations
- Be sure all your air returns and vents are clean and unobstructed
- Call the professionals for a ductwork inspection
Consider Your Attic Insulation
Have you been up in your attic lately? If not, now is the time to get up there and figure out if you have enough insulation. If fiberglass rolls were used for this, there should be approximately one foot of insulation, if not more. If you aren’t sure if there is enough insulation in your attic, contact the professionals. They can provide an inspection and let you know if more is needed.
The Window Coverings in Your Home
When it comes to your home’s envelope, your windows are the Achilles heel. Even if you have windows with higher-efficiency glass, they are going to let in more heat loss or gain than your insulation and walls. With the right window coverings in place, you can maintain an optimum level of comfort, shades, curtains, blinds, or shutters.
Install a Smart Thermostat
If you are using a manual or digital thermostat, be sure to change it out for one that is programmable, or even a smart thermostat. By programming temperature changes for your cooling and heating system, you can keep your home comfortable when needed, and help you save money when you are sleeping or away from the house.
If you need help ensuring your home’s comfort, then contact Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help ensure that your home remains comfortable regardless of what the temperatures outside may be. Being informed and working with the pros is the best way to keep your home comfortable and your HVAC system efficient.