Staying Healthy in the Home

11 Dec

Part of staying healthy in the home is providing a comfortable setting for those that abide in the home. Depending on the climate or area in which you live, a big part of the comfort depends on the temperature indoors. There are some people that are prone to heat maladies and it is important to keep the indoors cool. The elderly and the very young tend to be the population most affected by extreme weather, but other adults are not immune to its effects. If you live in a humid area, the affects of heat seem to amplify. Make sure your air conditioning is working to avoid any health problems among those that live in your household.

Here are some things to look for when assessing the comfort of your home:

  1. Does the temperature inside depend on the room you are in? If there is a stark difference going from room to room, then there is a problem. It may not necessarily be the air conditioning unit, it may be the ventilation system. If one room tends to be hotter it may be because of a blockage or increased particles in the vents. Having a professional clean that out may improve the airflow into that room. Another reason a room may be hotter than the others is the amount of direct sunlight in the room. If there aren’t trees or other artificial shading such as blinds or curtains, then the rooms may get hotter faster. Check for these things to help maintain a comfortable temperature.
  2. Are there areas of the home with excess draft? Door or window frames that let the cool air escape can be a nuisance. The air conditioning unit will have to work overtime to make up for the excess inflow and outflow of air. Using caulking or reframing techniques can improve the insulation of the home.
  3. Has your air conditioning unit been serviced recently? If not, then it is time to contact an air conditioning service Orlando company.  They can assess how well the unit is working to make sure the indoor temperatures stay comfortable. Repairs may be needed or just a good tune-up to make sure there aren’t any big repairs needed in the future. If the unit is working fine, but you are still having issues with temperature control, it may be due to where the thermostat is placed. It may have an improper reading or may be malfunctioning. The repair technician will be able to install a new one or make recommendations for your specific home.

Don’t suffer through a hot summer without following these simple tips. You and your family should be comfortable and healthy throughout the e