Tips For Indoor Temperature Control And Keeping Your Home Comfortable As Spring Temperatures Fluctuate
As another winter comes to a close, everyone longs for the warm weather to reappear. Unfortunately, there are still many days ahead with fluctuating outdoor temperatures in the Buckhead area. The constant adjusting of your thermostat is not only frustrating but can also wreak havoc on your energy bills. Here are a few tips for indoor temperature control and ways that you can work at keeping a consistent indoor room temperature.
Upgrade To Energy Efficient Windows
Keeping your indoor temperatures consistent means keeping it airtight as much as possible. One of the biggest sources of energy loss is through gaps in your windows. When you select new energy efficient windows, your main goal should be to keep drafts out but maximize solar heat gain when temperatures are cooler outside. Because the temperatures can climb quickly in the spring and summer months, you may also wish to install an outdoor overhang on some of the west-facing windows to help control heat from coming in. You can also select a low-emissivity window glazing to help curb solar heat through windows that face direct sunlight.
Weatherproof Your Home
In addition to making sure you windows are working at performing a barrier for fluctuating outdoor temperatures, you can prevent more air seepage by weatherproofing areas of your home. This means caulking around window sills and jambs where small amounts of air may creep in. Weatherstripping around door frames also helps make steel or wood doors more airtight throughout the year.
Have Your HVAC Unit Serviced
Calling a heating and cooling professional from Casteel can help determine if your home’s furnace and air conditioning unit is working properly. Fixing problems such as a faulty thermostat, can help ensure your home is being brought to the right temperature quickly and efficiently. A home energy audit may also be effective at examining your home’s precise energy usage, suggests the U.S. Department of Energy. A HVAC professional will examine every room in your home to determine if your home is wasting any energy. This inspection may include:
- Looking for fluctuations in your past and present utility bills
- Your furnace and air conditioner performance
- Checking for gaps in the furnace’s duct work
- Making sure your electrical system can support your furnace and air conditioner
- Airflow or gaps within windows, doors and other entryways
Using a thermographic scan, furnace efficiency meters and surface thermometers, a specialist can tell you how efficient your home currently is and offer suggestions on what to fix or implement to tighten up airflow coming into your home.
Add Insulation To Your Home
Making sure your home is properly insulated is something you should consider if your furnace seems to be running, even on warm days. A combination of rolled insulation, and blown-in cellulose insulation can provide a protective barrier throughout your home and top to bottom. SPF, or spray foam insulation, can help reach into tight gaps around roof vents, doors and other areas where insulation may be settled or not present.
Using some of these tips for indoor temperature control can help keep everyone inside your home comfortable as the days get warmer and the nights stay cooler.