How comfortable will your home be this summer? There are three main factors that affect home comfort, and now’s the time to take charge and control them so you and your family can enjoy being indoors. What elements do you need to consider?
Temperature and Control
Temperature is the most obvious. A home that is too hot or too cold cannot be comfortable. Controlling the temperature in your home begins with a quality HVAC system. You need an air conditioning system that is properly sized, well maintained and in good working order. A programmable thermostat will allow for more efficient regulation of the temperature, and help to reduce your energy bills.
Humidity has a big influence on how comfortable a room feels. Sweating is part of the process by which the human body regulates its internal temperature. If you are standing in a space with higher humidity levels, it’s harder for the sweat droplets to evaporate. This, in turn, makes it harder for the body to feel cool. In spaces with lower humidity levels, the sweat easily evaporates, taking the heat with it. A whole house dehumidifier can lower the humidity in your home significantly.
Air quality is a mostly invisible aspect that can make your home pretty miserable. Dust, pet dander, allergens and mold are just a few of the minute particulates that can negatively affect air quality. These contaminants can cause allergic reactions and aggravate respiratory problems. They can also emit foul odors. Adding a whole-house air filtration and purification system gets rid of the harmful particles and makes for a healthier home.
Controlling these factors will certainly help to make your home a more comfortable respite during the hot summers. Learn more about the solutions Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating offers to help ensure your system is working for you. Call us at (904) 574-5619 for more information.