Do You Know the 4 Main Factors That Affect Your Home Comfort?
Comfort means different things to different people, but when it comes to your home, you may need to rethink the term entirely. Temperature definitely matters, but other elements that you may not be aware of can enhance or diminish that cozy at-home experience. Here are four main factors that affect home comfort to help you gain more control over your indoor environment.
Contaminated air can cause a number of health issues, and irritate eyes, noses and lungs, while poor air can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. An air purification system can help combat the following offenders through the use of improved filtration, UV lighting and oxidation:
- Particulate: Comprised of dirt, dander, pollen, dust and other allergens, tiny particulates not captured by the air filter can infiltrate indoor air.
- Organisms: Germs, mold and mildew all thrive in humid environments. If left unchecked, mold and mildew can quickly spread and compromise your health.
- Chemicals: Odors or vapors from cleaning products, paint, adhesives and carpeting can cause discomfort, particularly in those with sensitivities or allergies.
Seemingly harmless droplets of water in the air can cause damage and discomfort in large enough quantities. Humid air feels heavy and sticky, and it can prevent your body from cooling itself effectively through sweating since the moisture on your skin can’t evaporate. Temperature Temperature is the most important factor that affects home comfort.
Unfortunately, temperatures fluctuate throughout the day due to sunlight through a window or a draft from a door, forcing you to rely on your thermostat to maintain comfort.
Control The right HVAC system run by the right thermostat is the key to controlling the factors that affect home comfort. Many smart thermostats have built in humidity control, some of which are even self adjusting.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues, especially HVAC and plumbing issues, so they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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