Livable Conditions: How to Keep Your Home Comfortable All Year Long {Guest Blogger}

Livable Conditions: How to Keep Your Home Comfortable All Year Long {Guest Blogger}

Guest Blogger Rachelle Wilber

Livable Conditions

The temperature in your home plays an important part in how comfortable you are in your home all year long. This means that you have to take certain steps to ensure the consistent temperature of your home. Here are some methods that you can use to help maintain a more constant temperature through all types of weather conditions.

Add Insulation to Key Areas

The level of insulation in your home will change how easily your home can maintain its temperature. Walls and attics are important if you don’t want to experience too much heat loss. Another benefit of adding insulation is that you may be able to reduce your heating and cooling bills. The type of insulation used plays an important part in the amount of heat exchange. Ensure that you’re using the proper insulation for your area of the country.

Seal out Annoying Drafts

Drafts creeping into your home could be causing a higher level of discomfort. Make sure to weather-strip around all of your doors and windows. This also includes your garage door. The amount of air that’s exchanged from these areas could be increasing your overall energy consumption. Even a small draft could be costing you a significant amount of money.

Update Your HVAC

The efficiency of your heating and air conditioning unit plays a huge part in the level of your comfort in your home. Older models are less efficient and have to run more often in order to achieve the same temperature point. It may be time for you to upgrade to a newer model if you’re struggling with the temperature in your home from one season to another. Look into having your heating and air unit serviced on a regular basis so that you can maintain peak efficiency.

Consider Your Windows

Your windows are just as important as the insulation in your home. A lot of heat can be lost if you have single-pane windows or windows that aren’t properly sealed. Modern windows are better at blocking out drafts and other temperature fluctuations. Many of these newer windows are also better at blocking out more solar radiation. This has the benefit of adding less damage to your flooring and furniture.

There are lots of ways that you can work to regulate the temperature in your home. Some methods may prove to be more costly than others. Try these solutions out so that you can maintain the comfort in your home all year long.

More About the Author

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. she graduated from San Diego State University with her Bacherlor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook @RachelleWilber: https://www.facebook/profile.php?id=100009221637700.

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