Monday, April 3, 2017

Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

Sometimes trying to keep every room in our home temperate, can feel like a battle that we are never going to win. Maybe there is a cool spot in your home that is particularly chilly. Or maybe it costs you a fortune just keeping things cool in the warmer months? But wait, you can keep your home temperature without the hassle. Just read on to find out how.

Dealing with the heat  
Yes, a lot of folks like the heat when they are sunbathing or out and about, when your living room or kitchen is too hot it can seriously affect the quality of your family’s lives.

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That is why it's essential that you take measures to make your home as temperate as possible. A simple way of doing this is opening the windows when the temperature goes up. This will help you get to create a breeze through your living area which can help cool things down.

Although many folks don't have the luxury of being able to open up all of their windows on full. For example, they might have young children, pets, or even live in an apartment block in the city. Where the windows only open a little way. In this case, it's a good idea to invest in a good air con system.

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This removes the warm air and brings cool air into your living space, making things much more pleasant. Especially during warm nights, or when you have a lot of people over.

Of course, when you have an air con system you will also need to account for the costs of air conditioning service and repair in your budget. But most people find that it well worth it for the difference it makes.

Underfloor Heating
But it may be that you have the opposite issue, and your home is way too cold to be comfortable?

If so then you may want to consider, one of the most modern and up to date way of keeping your home warm and cozy. Underfloor heating.

This usually come in two types. One where water is heated and used to radiate heat out into the room. The other is where special matting is used that contains electric filaments that produce heat.

If you are thinking of doing a little DIY in this case, remember that the electric mats are simpler to install as they don't require so much ground work. As they can just be laid under your existing wood or stone.

But the water pipes are usually more environmentally and economically friendly once they have been installed. Especially if you add them to a new property during the build. As you can connect them up to solar panels which can heat the water for free.

Insulation

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It's also a good idea to consider insulation in your home if it is a little on the cold side. This is because the better insulated your home is, the more heat it will retain when it's cold. Meaning you have to use less heat to keep it at a comfortable temperature.

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In particular, it's essential that you have your attic space insulated, as hot air rises and you can lose up to 30% of your heat from just the roof area.






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