Whether you’re facing frigid winter days or a muggy summer afternoon, it’s important to keep your home comfortable, despite the outside weather. Thankfully, there are several ways to handle fluctuating temperatures. From maintaining your HVAC system to dressing appropriately, here are the best ways to stay comfortable in any weather.
Maintaining a Comfortable Temperature
1. Choose an Effective Cooling & Heating System
Your HVAC system is one of the biggest factors in regulating temperatures throughout your home. You need air conditioning and heating equipment that is powerful enough for your home’s needs and reliable enough to withstand heavy use. Mitsubishi Electric® offers some great options, including a ductless HVAC system.
2. Assess Your Windows
Windows are often one of the major sources of energy loss. If your windows are old, caulk them to prevent outside air from entering, and consider replacing them. During the winter, put plastic film over them to create an additional barrier against outside air.
3. Make Use of Outside Air
During the summer, try cracking your windows on cool nights and closing them during the day to make the best use of outside air. This will reduce strain on your HVAC system, and it will also keep your air fresh.
4. Dress for the Weather
The less you use your HVAC system, the more money you save, so it’s a good idea to leave your home on the warm side in the summer and the cold side in the winter. To make this more comfortable, choose short clothing and light fabrics in warm weather, and longer, heavier clothes in winter. You should also remember that your feet make a major difference in how warm or cold you feel, so wear slippers or socks in cold weather.
5. Update Your Insulation
Finally, it doesn’t matter how good your HVAC system if your house isn’t insulated properly. Schedule an energy efficiency evaluation to identify problems with your insulation, and have them addressed by an expert to maximize your home’s energy efficiency.
With a combination of these strategies, you can stay comfortable and warm in your home the whole year round. Start today to protect your home from the winter weather and enjoy a break from the cold.
Gold Coast Home Comfort in Jericho, NY, has provided the area’s residents with quality HVAC systems for over 60 years. As a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor, they offer a range of great deals on Mitsubishi Electric equipment, as well as providing installation and service on their products. To find the HVAC system which is perfect for your home or business, call them today at (516) 433-0918 or contact them online.