Keep Your Home Comfortable With a Focus on These 3 Key Factors

Texas homeowners know that keeping a house comfortable can be a battle. But if you can focus in on the most important factors that affect home comfort, you'll be in a good position to win that battle – and keep your costs low, too. Here are three areas to pay special attention to.

Managing Your Temperature

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Your home is constantly trying to equalize its temperature with the outside world, which is exactly what you don't want through much of the year. Insulation and air sealing help to create a barrier between indoor and outdoor temperatures. Your furnace and air conditioner or heat pump get your indoor temperature to a comfortable point, and a balanced humidity helps your indoor air hold onto the right temperature.

Controlling Indoor Humidity

Humid air holds heat, making it desirable in the winter and a pain in the summer. But that's not the only reason you should take control of your home's humidity. High humidity leads to a muggy feeling and can contribute to the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Low humidity, on the other hand, encourages viruses such as influenza and can aggravate respiratory and skin issues. Balance really is best.

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality

Dust mites, mildew, fungal spores and all sorts of indoor pollutants can impact your health and ruin your day. When they get inside your home's HVAC system, they can cause havoc there, too. The air filter keeps pollutants out of the inner workings of your HVAC system, but it needs to be replaced about once a month for best results. And you can always boost your indoor air quality by using ventilation options as well as central air cleaning, such as HEPA filtration or a sterilizing UV light.

Learn more about the factors that affect home comfort, as well as Thermacon Service Company's home comfort solutions, or call 866-797-1535.

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