As you may know if you follow me and read my posts, I am moving again. No, I am not military or anything like that but we found a nice and big town house with lots of room for me to work on my crazy projects so I won’t be invading the kitchen or the living room anymore. It needs some work because it’s an old house but we are really excited about it!
We plan to fix the things that need to be done so we did some research on the internet and wanted to share it with you. No matter what the season, there are ways to improve our home to make it more comfortable. A bonus of making improvements for comfort is that it can save you money as well as make it easier to control the temperature in your home. Here are some ways it pays to have a more comfortable home.
Fill in the Slot
If you have a mail slot in your home, there is a quick way to make an impact on the level of warmth in the room that your mail slot is in. Switch out your old mail slot hardware for an insulated slot to keep more air inside your home and less leaking out. A side benefit is that it will also reduce the amount of outside noise that comes into your home.
Keep Your Cool
If you notice that it is a challenge to keep your home cool during the summer, one way to combat the problem and save on energy costs as well is to get energy-efficient roofing installed on your home. This type of roofing will reflect much of the heat off of the roof, keeping it from absorbing into your attic. A cooler attic means lower energy bills when the temperature rises. There are a number of materials to choose from to fit into any architectural style and home improvement budget, including asphalt, tile, and metal.
A tube of caulk can do wonders to make your home more comfortable by sealing up places where air may be leaking in and out of your home. Prime areas that you should make sure are fully caulked are the outsides of window sills, baseboards, and vents for anything that opens to the outside of the home from the inside like clothes dryers and fireplaces. Even pipes and wires that travel into your home from the outside are potential sources of air leaks and should be caulked as well. Weather stripping around door openings and insulation for drafty windows also help in those major leak-prone areas. Another often unnoticed place for air leakage is from electrical outlets on outside walls of your home.
If you have a ceiling fan in your home, you can put it to work for you throughout the year. Use it during warm weather to establish a cooling breeze, then change the direction of the fan movement so the blades are moving in the opposite direction. Now the fan will scoop warm air that has risen to the top of the room and push it back towards the floor so you can enjoy it without needing to turn the thermostat higher.
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If you are frustrated by having to heat or cool every room in the house when you are only going to be in one or two rooms, look into how you can establish zoned temperature control in your home. Installing a ductless heating and cooling system is one of the best home improvement solutions around to be comfortable in the rooms you are occupying while saving money. The temperature of each zone is customized so that if you are home alone in the kitchen and family room, for example, the game and guest rooms can be set at a lower temperature while you enjoy warmth where you are at. You will save money on your energy bills while enjoying comfort year-round with a ductless system.
These tips will allow you to stay comfortable in your home while being friendly to the environment and saving money. The extra perk is that your home is updated with these improvements as well, which is a big plus in preserving and increasing the value of your home.
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