How to Keep Your Home Comfortable All Year Round
Do you struggle with fluctuating temperatures in your home day after day? For some, keeping your space at a consistent temperature can be hard. This becomes even truer when you live in an area that is known for experiencing extreme heat or cold. The last thing that you want is to step out of a sweltering hot or frigidly cold climate and into an equally uncomfortable house.
Luckily, there are steps that you can take to solve this lack of comfort. With some simple and cost-effective additions to your home, you can help improve the climate control ability of your abode. That way, you can avoid ever having to bundle up or sweat it out while inside your own home.
Add Some Insulation
One of the best things that you can do for your home in order to improve its temperature regulation is to simply add some more insulation. Some of the most common places to put additional insulation is in the attic and the basement. However, these areas are likely to have existing insulation already in place and exposed. In this case, you will likely need to remove and entirely replace it with new insulation.
By replacing the old insulation, you get rid of the potential moisture absorbent and inefficient insulation that is already there. This opens the opportunity to install higher-end materials that are more advanced in helping with temperature regulation. A particular favorite among industry professionals is foam insulation. This helps to create an air barrier between your wall and the outside world.
Proper Ventilation Needs
Having sufficient ventilation is a key part of making sure that your home stays at a comfortable temperature. Without proper ventilation, the air in your home gets trapped, can become contaminated, and reaches temperatures that are not ideal. If you are noticing poor ventilation in your home, our advice is to take a look at your current ventilation components and seriously consider new and better options.
Particularly important is to make sure that you have sufficient ventilation in your attic. What is this vital? That is where air tends to get trapped the most. Not just air, but hot air. When too much hot air and moisture begin to get collected, it can actually damage the integrity of your roof. So not only is a lack of ventilation increasing the temperature of your home, but it is also impacting the stability of your roof.
A quick and easy fix to prevent this from happening is to install a solar attic fan for your home. This will help let the hot and damp air trapped in the attic escape through your attic vents. You would no longer have to deal with an insanely hot attic that could be potentially harming the wellbeing of your entire home. Plus, it’s completely powered by sunlight meaning no operational costs.
Whole House Fans
However, the attic might only be a small part of the bigger ventilation problem for your home. If this is the case, you will need to take a step that is even more impactful. This is where the whole house fan comes into play.
Whole house fans come in handy all year round, but they become especially useful during the hot summer months. What these systems do is draw in the fresh outdoor air to replace your old stale air. The cool outside air then spreads throughout the entire house to provide an incredible level of comfort.
Improve Your Windows
Out of all the areas of your home that heat escapes from, your windows are some of the worst offenders. That is why companies spend so much time developing new and innovative ways to improve the quality and energy-efficiency of windows. If your home’s windows are more than a few years old, chances are that they have a lot of room for improvement when it comes to their ability to keep the good air inside and bad air outside.
One way to fix this is to use a caulking gun to seal up any cracks that you find in and around the windows. In addition, you should make sure to purchase some high-quality window coverings to help reduce even more air transfer.
The most effective way to limit heat or cold transfer through your windows is by replacing old windows with newer, more energy-efficient ones. If you choose to do this, do not forget to replace other windows that you might not necessarily think of. Even skylights now come with energy-efficient options.
When it comes to the summer months, doing simple things like keeping your blinds closed while the hot sun is streaming in can drastically improve your overall comfort indoors. When it’s cold, let the sunshine in! With all of these tips
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