What Factors Can Affect Home Comfort?

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What affects home comfort?

Feeling comfortable in your own home is important and largely taken for granted until something is amiss. Your home’s HVAC system is a key component in helping keep your home comfortable in Bergen County. Here are the seven most important factors that affect the comfort of your home and what you can do to affect them!

Air Quality

If your home is full of dirty air this will certainly make you feel uncomfortable. There are three main culprits that affect the air quality in your home:

Odors and vapors

Every day occurrences such as cooking and cleaning and occasional home projects such as painting can cause foul odors in your home. Smells from chemicals and cooking affect the air quality in your home.

Tiny particles

Every home has dirt, dust and other allergens from pollen and even pet dander. These tiny particles are in the air of your home and can affect the air you breathe.

Germs, mildew and mold

Mold and mildew are common in damp areas. Germs can also thrive as well. Any type of mold, mildew or germs will cause asthma and allergy sufferers to have difficulty breathing.  Regularly changing your filters and considering whole home air purification will greatly increase air quality.

Temperature

The weather outside is ever-changing; however you want your inside to remain comfortable throughout the year. The best way to help maintain a proper temperature in your home, despite outdoor factors, is through a programmable thermostat. The thermostat controls the HVAC system and regulates the temperature to help you feel comfortable. Energy efficiency aside, a programmable thermostat  enables you to change the temperature at bedtime, when lower temps may aid a more comfortable night sleep.

Humidity levels

When it’s humid outside this can have a large impact on the way to your home feels inside. If you have a sticky feeling in your home it is likely from excess moisture that is unable to evaporate. This will make you feel uncomfortable. Be sure that your HVAC unit is in proper working condition and that you are regularly changing your filters to reduce the amount of humidity in your home. There also dehumidifiers that can be installed to help cut down humidity levels.

Thermostat control

Another factor that affects your home comfort is the ability to control your own thermostat. When you have a proper thermostat in good working condition you will be able to effectively control the temperature in your home leading to ultimate comfort.

When you think about comfort in your own home you most likely consider the temperature first. However there are other factors such as air quality, humidity and thermostat control that affect your comfort level. If you need to upgrade, repair or have maintenance done to any parts of your HVAC system to help your home feel more comfortable call the experts at Air Expo.

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