5 Heating and Cooling Tips to Improve Your Home’s Comfort Level

5 Heating and Cooling Tips to Improve Your Home’s Comfort Level

Your home is a beautiful, well-designed, wonderful place. Until it gets too cold, or too hot, and then everyone is just miserable. So, if you want to take on a home improvement issue that will potentially trump all others, then you’re going to have to deal with heating and cooling.

And there are five general tips that nearly everyone can work from regarding their specific situation, and they are investing in space heaters, maintaining your furnace, sealing windows and doors, using window shades wisely, and putting your furnace on a timer.

Invest In Some Space Heaters

One of the first things that you can do to improve your heating and cooling situation is to buy some space heaters. It’s far more efficient to heat single rooms at a time so that you don’t have to have your furnace heating thousands of square feet instead of just the rooms where you are. Even having a few space heaters in bedrooms or office rooms can cut down on your heating bill by a huge percentage, in addition to the fact that they are much easier to set to an exact temperature that stays super consistent.

Maintain Your Furnace

Furnace maintenance is a big deal when it comes to the home improvement aspect of heating and cooling. There are a number of parts and pieces that can be in need of repair, and when not maintained, a furnace can be loud, leaky, inefficient, costly, and just overall a drain on your resources and your comfort level. You might even find that you have the wrong size or type of furnace altogether at your place, and buying a new, efficient, properly sized one could be a huge improvement!

Seal out Those Drafts

But even with space heaters and a well-maintained furnace, you’re going to run into issues if you have leaky doors and windows. By taking care of drafts with easy kits and tools, you’ll be eliminating all kinds of wasted energy, and improving the comfort of your home as a whole drastically.

Use Window Shades Wisely

The appropriate window shades play a big part in the comfort of a home as well. Window shades can keep light out, and can keep heated or cooled air either inside or outside as desired. Add to that the aesthetic effect, and you’ll realize how important of a decision that will be regarding the comfort level of your home.

Put Your Furnace On a Timer

And finally, be sure that your furnace is on a timer. You aren’t going to need to have the heating level stay consistent throughout the day, so having preset times where the desired temp goes up and down will keep you happy and the heating bills down.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.