Dayton can be a great place to live, but during some months, the climate can leave a lot to be desired. That’s why managing your home comfort is so important. Be aware of these factors that affect home comfort to make your home a haven from both the summer heat and winter chill.
Depending on the outdoor weather and your personal preferences, a comfortable indoor temperature can range between 68 and 78 degrees; 72 degrees is a commonly quoted target temperature. Your home will try to equalize to the outdoor temperatures, and installing insulation, sealing leaks and improving your home’s thermal envelope slows that process down.
The amount of moisture in your air contributes to a lot of aspects of your indoor health and comfort. High humidity can lead to mold and mildew growth, whereas low humidity can increase the risk of flu and aggravate skin and respiratory issues. Higher humidity also holds heat in the air, which can be desirable in winter and an annoyance in summer.
Healthy Indoor Air
Dust, mold, mildew, fungal spores, pollen, cooking fumes and cleaning chemicals can pollute indoor air. In fact, indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. Ventilation, filtration and air cleaning can all lower indoor pollution and boost your indoor air quality.
Being able to manage your home so that it’s heated and cooled how you want when you want ties all these home comfort issues together. A programmable thermostat, home zoning or ductless mini split system, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and whole-house ventilation options all give you a lot of control over your indoor environment. Together, they can tailor your home to your needs.
To learn more about factors that affect home comfort, and how you can take control of your home environment, contact Detmer and Sons today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Dayton, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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