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Getting the Perfect Home Temperature for All Seasons
21 Feb, 2011 New Custom Home
Did you know that there are plenty of ways to get the right temperature for your home? You don’t have to blast your AC and heater all year round.
There are simple changes you can do to get that perfectly comfy atmosphere.
Spring & Summer
These seasons are the best time of year to enjoy the outdoors, get a tan and go on a roadtrip. However, when the warmest months hit, the inside of your home may feel like a microwave. Here’s what you can do to save yourself from the sizzling heat:
1. Open your windows. It’s good to let all the fresh air in.
2. Use awnings. They can block the harsh sunlight, so they can reduce the heat that’s coming into your house.
3. Plant trees and have potted plants in your backyard. They can provide shade and they can help filter the air you breathe as well.
4. Get a ceiling fan and set it at a higher speed. It will stop you from sweating hard because it helps evaporate the moisture from your skin.
5. Don’t block the vents. Air vents help your home maintain a comfortable temperature, so you should check if any of your furniture is blocking it. Then simply move them to another location.
6. Check your own body temperature. Sometimes, it’s not the house that is warm. Eat juicy fruits and cold beverages.
7. Let the night air in. If it gets a bit cooler at night, draw your curtains or close your blinds, but crack up your windows to let the cold air in.
8. Use your grill. Cook outside and enjoy a good steak. If you make use of your stovetops and oven often, it will make the house hotter.
It may still be warm, but that’s the beauty of spring and summer. It makes you want to prepare ice pops and fruity desserts. Your kids will enjoy it too because it will encourage them to play outside and have fun.
Fall & Winter
Since these seasons bring in the coldest days and nights, they make you want to huddle up with a hot drink all the time. But instead of blasting your heater up high, here are some ways in which you can stay warm during the festive months:
1. Close the doors. As much as possible, keep the warm air in.
3. Change your sheets. Trade your cotton sheets with some thicker beddings. Flannel sheets and fleece blankets are good for insulation.
4. Bake more and cook more. Using your oven can make your home warmer, especially the rooms closest to your kitchen. So roast that chicken and make a ton of pumpkin pies.
5. Invite heat during the day. When the sun is high up in the sky, it’s direct rays can warm up the interior of your house. So don’t hesitate to let the sunlight in.
6. Install screens and thick curtains. They can shield your home from the intense cold air.
7. Focus on keeping yourself warm. You don’t have to heat up your entire house to keep yourself warm. Wearing thicker clothes can help you achieve the same effect.
It’s all about adjustments. You have to change little things here and there to actually get that perfectly comfy atmosphere. Not only is it simple, it also helps you spend less on your electricity bills.
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes is a world class, multi-awarded remodeling company which specializes in Complete Kitchen Remodeling, Complete Bathroom Remodeling, Complete Basement Remodeling, and Complete Home Additions & Extensions. Our expertise also extends to Addition Remodeling as well as Major Renovations, New Custom Homes, Outdoor Living Services, etc. For inquiries and in-home consultations, call us on our mobile number (703) 457-8684 or visit us at 8630A Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22031. You can also take advantage of our services through these areas: Northern VA | Aldie | Alexandria | Annandale | Arlington County | Arlington|Ashburn | Burke | Centreville | Chantilly | Clifton | Dunn Loring | Fairfax County | Fairfax Station | Fairfax | Falls Church|Gainesville | Great Falls | Haymarket | Herndon | Leesburg | Lorton | Loudoun County | Manassas | McLean | Merrifield| Oakton | Potomac Falls | Prince William County | Purcellville | Reston | Springfield | Sterling | Vienna | Woodbridge, VA