Maintaining home comfort is important to your family’s health and finances. For you to achieve a comfortable home, you need to understand the three factors that contribute to that comfort: temperature control, humidity and air quality. Let’s have a quick look at each one.
Temperature control is the most basic factor affecting home comfort. Your indoor temperature will always fluctuate due to external factors such as sunlight and the heat dissipating from your body into the surroundings. The key to comfort lies in temperature control. A conventional thermostat will help you regulate the temperature when you’re at home or away.
Humidity is a measure of the amount of moisture in the air. If humidity is too high, your body’s cooling system will have to work harder to keep you comfortable. In humid homes, mold and mildew can flourish, causing damage to bathrooms and walls. High humidity can also trigger allergic reactions. Having low humidity can also cause problems like worsening respiratory infections and drying out furnishings in your house. Maintaining the proper humidity level is important to your comfort and health.
The quality of indoor air has major implications on your family’s health. Poor air quality is caused by a high level of indoor contaminants such as dirt, dust, mold, pollen and chemical vapors. It can result in symptoms like headaches, nausea, irritation, dizziness and the exacerbation of allergies and asthma. That’s why it’s important to change your A/C’s air filter regularly. If you feel your home needs additional support to improve indoor air quality consider a whole-house air purifier.
Take care of these three factors when maintaining home comfort to provide a healthy and comfortable environment for your family. For more information, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We’ve served Monmouth County and the surrounding areas for over three generations.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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