Your home should be warm and dry. In this environment, you can keep your family healthy even through the most bitter of winters. You can also help keep up everyone’s spirits and help your family continue to do what they love.
We don’t do well in extreme heat or cold, but instead in that happy little goldilocks temperature range. Thankfully we have heating and cooling systems, but without a good maintenance program from a company like Kaiser Air Conditioning, as well as a smart approach to your home’s insulation and energy usage, you won’t be getting the most out of your home.
With this guide, you will:
Regularly Deep Clean and Inspect Your HVAC
Whatever heating and cooling system you have, check it regularly. What you will need to do will depend on the type of heating system you have, but there are ways to either reset or clean out your system. With an HVAC unit, it is often best to subscribe to a maintenance program to ensure it is properly cleaned, from the unit itself all the way to your ducts. This way, you can extend the life and efficiency of your heating and cooling and don’t have to worry about breathing in the dust and debris that has accumulated in your ducts.
Improve Your Insulation
There are four ways to improve your insulation:
Improve the insulation in your walls
Improve/repair/replace your roof
Investing in insulation is ideal if your home is old and either used inefficient insulation material or simply lacks insulation outright. There have been really interesting new developments in insulation material, including an expanding foam that works to seal any air gaps so your home can stay dry and warm.
These are also more expensive options. You can instead work to plan bushes and evergreens along your exterior walls, buy and install thick insulating curtains, hang textiles and tapestries, and of course, use rugs to warm up your home and make it look great.
Set up a Smart Home System
It is more efficient to turn off your home’s heating when you are out of the house and turn it on when you get home than leaving it on throughout the day. It doesn’t take an exorbitant amount of energy to heat a home back up, so putting it at a slightly lower temperature so that it is easier to heat up later isn’t necessary.
What you can do, however, is set up a smart home system. With your heating, it’s as easy as linking up to your thermostat. Done right, your heating should automatically turn off when you leave the house and turn on again when you are a certain distance away, so it’s toasty when you get home, and you didn’t have to leave it on to enjoy that privilege.
Keeping your home warm is great. Keeping it warm and dry is even better. Address the reasons why you cannot have this before looking to upgrade your HVAC unit because only when the foundation is in place can a new system truly work its magic.