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Why Do Some of My Rooms Feel Stuffy?

Chris Helms - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Your home’s lack of energy efficiency could be making your house less than comfortable.

Energy Efficiency

When we consider energy efficiency we often think of saving money, but energy efficiency can also affect your comfort level. Do some of your rooms stay warmer or cooler than others? Do you feel like there are areas that feel stuffy and lacking in proper temperature control? It could be that you need a more effective way to control your heating and cooling system to ensure more even temperature settings. Here are some factors to consider:

Smart Thermostats Can Change Your Life

Many people are upgrading their outdated thermostats to smart thermostat technology. If you haven’t considered this for your home, you might be surprised by the positive change it can create inside your home. Smart thermostats give you maximum control over your heating and cooling. Not only do they learn your preferences based on repetitive settings, but you can set them to change depending on time of day, day of the week, or even for your vacations. Getting rid of stuffy areas of your home could be as easy as upgrading your thermostat, so you have more control over the temperature of your home as well as of your energy use.

Humidity Control Can Make You Happy

If your house feels stuffy in some areas, drafty in others, it could be a humidity issue. In the winter, the air is drier and it can affect the way your HVAC warms your home. In the summer, when the air is very humid, too much humidity in your house can create rooms and areas that are stuffy because they’re too humid. Balancing the humidity levels is one of the best ways to create consistent temperature settings in all of the rooms in your home.

There are a lot of factors that can affect the comfort level of your home. Adding simple elements to your HVAC system, such as a smart thermostat or humidity control, can make your house more comfortable as well as more energy efficient.

No one likes to sit around in stuffy rooms, and you shouldn’t have to. Turn to Helms Heating and Air Conditioning for help with your energy efficiency and your temperature and humidity control by contacting us.