5 Steps to Having the Perfect Home Temperature All Year Round
As the temperatures begin to drop, we all want to make sure our homes stay comfortable, without an outrageously high utility bill. It can feel like there are so many factors that affect your home temperature that it’s impossible to know where to start.
Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be complicated. Here, we’ll break down the 5 easiest steps you can take to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
1. Evaluate Your Individual Needs
The first step to maintaining your perfect home temperature is, of course, knowing what that perfect home temperature is. You need to consider the needs of all members of your household, as age and health can affect people’s internal temperatures.
The size and layout of your house will also affect the temperatures. You will likely need to adjust your thermostat levels depending on the season and how much time you spend in and out of the home.
2. Consider Updating Your Thermostat
Nowadays, there are many options for controlling the temperature in your home. If you have an older thermostat, you might want to consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat. This will make changing the temperature throughout the day far easier.
However, if you don’t have the option of updating your thermostat, perhaps set reminders for yourself to alter the temperature when you aren’t at home or at night.
3. Monitor Humidity
Humidity can actually have a major effect on the comfort level of your home. Especially during the summer, a dehumidifier allows your body to cool itself without the swampy feeling in the air.
In the winter, a whole-house humidifier can also allow you to feel more comfortable at slightly lower temperatures.
4. Pay Attention to Your Windows
Your windows can also have a big impact on your home’s ability to block out or hold heat. If you haven’t updated your windows in a while, you might be surprised to find how big of a difference new windows can make in your energy efficiency.
However, another easy solution is managing your window coverings. Shutting the curtains on hot summer days can help keep the sun out and opening them wide on sunny winter days means free heating.
5. Keep Your Heating and Cooling System Clean
It’s easy to forget about, but if there are any issues with your HVAC system, it’s likely that your heating and cooling system is having to work harder than it should.
Stay on top of this by changing your air filters regularly. If you notice issues, don’t be afraid to contact HVAC specialists to get an informed opinion. They can even help give advice on updating your system as a whole.
Home Temperature Maintenance Year-Round
Your home temperature plays a big role in your comfort level when you come home at the end of a long day. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice any comfort (or any extra money) to maintain your home temperature.
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