5 Ways To Improve the Comfort of Your HomeBack to Blog
In 2020, scientists gathered to research how essential feelings of comfort and security are to mood. The answer? Household comfort (or lack thereof) is directly linked to your happiness. Your home should energize and inspire you, so your heating and cooling technologies are more crucial than you might think. The human mind is more interconnected with the body and its surroundings than you might think. Let’s find out how you can maximize joy and minimize sadness.
Is Your A/C Too Expensive in the Summer?
One key barrier between homeowners and their air conditioners is the affordability of their utility bills. Face it — running an AC 24/7 is expensive, but we have a solution. Ceiling fans raise real-feel temperatures and achieve a windchill effect that’ll keep you cooler. Fans are light on energy, and they can allow you to dial down that AC thermostat. That means more comfort at a lower price. Ceiling fans use an average of 75 watts an hour. Today’s industry is intensely focused on energy efficiency, so these products become increasingly light on power with every passing year. Now that’s affordable comfort!
Are the Areas Near Your Windows Too Cold?
Windows are chief offenders in the energy stakes. They’re responsible for 30% of your home’s energy loss, and when winter arrives, they cause heat loss to boot. Draft sealing can remove those chilly drafts in no time. This service takes a holistic approach incorporating weatherstripping, repairs, and even replacements. Once your windows are sealed from the outdoor weather, you can finally enjoy your HVAC system’s highest efficacy levels. There’s even a side-benefit: Insulated windows mean a quieter home.
Why Should You Use a Space Heater?
Space heaters are more than just HVAC alternatives. They’re affordable to operate, so they can supplement your HVAC system by helping it to achieve its setting faster. If you want to tighten your belt, your space heater can heat only your occupied rooms. This way, you can reduce your thermostat setting and achieve zone control more economically than ever before. Space heaters consume an average of 1,500 watts per hour. That’s $1.60 a day or $50 a month — a significant saving.
Why Should You Get Your HVAC Serviced Regularly?
Your HVAC systems suffer wear and tear as they operate. Connections loosen, lubricant dries out, and dirt gets into your components. That can send your system into over-cycling, pushing up your utility bills and overheating delicate parts. Annual heating and cooling maintenance will undo all that wear and restore your system to its just-out-the-box condition. Your system will use less power and achieve more even results. It will even enjoy a longer life span.
Adjusting Your Thermostat
Your thermostat setting is at the center of your energy efficiency. You can rack up considerable savings with a setting just 2 degrees cooler or warmer. The comfiest winter thermostat setting is around 68 degrees, but you can reduce it by 7 to 10 degrees when you sleep. That can slice as much as 10% off your heating bill. In summer, your thermostat should be set to 78 degrees. Don’t be tempted to choose a more intense setting when you arrive home. That will wear down your system prematurely and use up extra energy.
Why Choose Conditioned Air?
Conditioned Air has won The Telegraph’s “Best of the Best” award for six years running. We were founded in 1938, so we’ve had plenty of time to perfect our skills. There’s simply no Georgian company that understands comfort better than we do. We make sure that comfort extends to your pocket through our reduced pricing and financing. Our technicians are certified, skilled, and on the road 24 hours a day.
Speak to Conditioned Air Inc about your comfort requirements by calling 478-742-8768 or contacting us online.