If you live in an older home, you may be dreading the coming warm months. It can get hot and stuffy in your house very quickly without proper ventilation, and even with the windows open, it may be too hot to feel any relief.
For most people, their home’s HVAC system heats and cools the entire home whenever it is running. Sure, you can close vents in unused rooms to redirect some of the flow, but there is a lot of energy being wasted heating and cooling them.
A programmable thermostat is an increasingly popular way to adjust the temperature of your house according to a set of pre-programmed settings that take effect at different times of the day.
Most of us have homes with rooms or spaces above the garage. However, when the cold temperatures come, this empty space often circulates cold air, creating a chilly temperature that leaves us feeling cold and weary.
Keeping your home heated adequately throughout our brutal Canadian winters is crucial for your family’s comfort.
Humidity in our homes is both a blessing and a curse. Much of Canada faces exceptionally dry winters and oppressively humid summers. This means we’re trying to increase humidity during part of the year, and remove it quickly during other times.
Dry indoor air is one of the most common challenging aspects of winter. It also causes a wide range of health issues, such as the following:
Worsens of triggers asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and other respiratory ailments
Now that the weather is getting colder, most people will be turning on their furnaces for the first time in months. While it’s normal to keep the furnace turned up and running all day, you might run into some issues after not using it for a while.
Settling on the right temperature when sleeping can be a herculean task. You may want it warmer while your partner wants it cooler, or vice versa. What we can all agree on is that even slight changes in ambient temperature will affect how well we sleep.