When it’s cold outside, all you want to do is crank up the heat and get warm. But did you know there is such a thing as overheating your home? Furthermore, did you know that overheating your home can happen throughout the year? Read our guide of three tips for avoiding overheating your home and protect your house in the process:
Tip #1: Inspect Your Air Flow
One of the top reasons homes overheat in both summer and winter is that they do not have the right amount of ventilation for proper air flow. Inspect how your air gets in and out of your home. Look for holes or tears in your ducts. Change your air filters. All of these steps collectively keep your home at the proper temperature.
Tip #2: Avoid Westward Facing Homes
If you’re home faces westward already, there’s not much you can do about it’s location. But it’s a fact that westward-facing homes receive more sunlight and can be at risk for overheating. You can create shade and cool your home, however. Install overhangs over your windows, build a water garden near your front stoop and install reflective (versus absorbent) pavers and bricks.
Tip #3: Don’t Turn Off the Heat When You’re Gone
Many people assume that when you leave you should turn off your AC or heat. But this actually creates more of a strain on your HVAC system. Instead, keep your home at a standard of about 70 degrees when you leave, and you’ll avoid your house getting too hot or cold while you’re away.
Worried About Overheating Your Home? Let Engineered Air Tell You How to Fix It!
The professionals of Engineered Air know what it’s like to see a homeowner whose HVAC system has failed — and we want to prevent that from ever being you. Let us give you tips on keeping your HVAC system maintained, and we’ll also give your system a checkup to make sure there aren’t any problems. We want to see you warm and comfortable during the winter season, so contact us today!