As summer is about to begin in a few weeks, you’ll need to use your HVAC system more often to ensure your comfort. Because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, there’s a lockdown situation in the US. Now, US has the most infected COVID-19 patients in the world. For safety measures, the US govt. has ordered its citizens to stay at home. This lockdown situation can continue until the end of the summer. As a result, you’ll have to stay home this summer. As you’ll have to stay home all day long during this summer, you’ll need your home HVAC the most for comfort purposes. But while using, you’ll have to care about the economic side of using your HVAC system because, in this pandemic situation, you definitely don’t want to spend more. In this article, I’ll tell you a few ways to keep your home comfortable in an efficient way in this summer.
3 Ways to Keep Your Home Comfortable in Summer
1. Check Your House Insulation
Proper insulation can save you a lot of money and make your HVAC system more efficient. Insulation is crucial for both summer and winter. In winter, when you have proper insulation, it keeps your home warm and comfortable. Also, when you have the right insulation in summer, you can get the desired air conditioning. If you have fewer areas where hot air can enter your home, chances are your home will stay cold during the summer. But when you have more air trespassing areas in your home, outside hot air will enter your house and will make the inside air hot.
Besides, when you don’t have the right insulation in your house, the cold air that your HVAC system has produced will go outside, and as a result, your HVAC system will have to do more work to provide you comfort. When your HVAC system has to work more, your electric bills will go up automatically, and you’ll end up paying more. But in this pandemic situation, you’d want to save money as much as possible. To do so, you’ll have to ensure proper insulation in your house so that the outside air doesn’t enter your house or cold air from your HVAC system doesn’t go outside. If you manage to ensure proper insulation, you can enjoy this summer comfortably and efficiently.
2. Set Your Thermostat Settings to Optimum Level
When you’re at home, set your temperature to room temperature of 76 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s an optimal temperature to get cooling in summer. Also, in this setting, your HVAC equipment will run smoothly, as there’ll be no additional strain on your cooling unit. Most of the house owners set the temperature at very low and thinks that their room will cool down faster. But this concept is wrong. All the HVAC equipment provides heating or cooling at its own pace, no matter what temperature you set in the thermostat. So, set your thermostat temperature to room temperature, and you’ll get your desired comfort without harming your HVAC equipment. Always try to lower the difference in temperature between the indoor and outdoor. When the temperature difference is low, your HVAC unit will run efficiently, and stress or strain will be less on your HVAC equipment.
3. Use Reflective Paint on Your Rooftop
Your home can be heated by the sunrays. These sun rays can enter your house through the roof of your house. When sun rays enter your house, your house will be automatically heated, and you won’t get the desired comfort. But you can block the sun rays from entering your house. You can do it by painting your rooftop with reflective paint. Reflective paint reflects the sun rays from your rooftop or wherever you paint it, and as a result, the sun rays cannot enter your house. You can use light colors or white on your rooftop. Light colors, especially white color doesn’t absorb the heat; instead, it reflects the color. We can see this example in our daily life, and if you notice all those houses in the warm climate areas are colored white. It is done to reflect the sun's rays from the buildings.
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