No matter where you are in the world, whether in sunny California or chilly Greenland, one thing we can all agree on is the temperature of our homes. After all, our home is where we spend the majority of our time, sleeping, eating and bathing. As such, warmth it is without a doubt one of the necessities of an enjoyable life.
What could be better than coming in from building a snowman, then a nice, toasty, welcoming home; warm enough to take the wellies off and not bother with a sweater? The opposite also holds true, for in the summer heat it can be hard to sleep or focus on anything other than how fatigued you are, so a gentle, cool breeze is a welcome distraction.
Our homes naturally regulate the heat depending on the weather outside, but this does have its downfall. For instance, condensation and mould are both temperature related issues which can have an effect on a buildings maintenance if left unchecked. It is for this reason, as well as for a family’s general comfort, that it is necessary when purchasing a house, to consider what type of heating and cooling system you are going to have.
For many households using air conditioning, they have what is known as a split system unit. This helps regulate both warm and cold air conditioning, to help you regulate your home to your preferred temperature.
These systems are practical for many reasons, most importantly of which is that it makes the necessity of having a furnace to heat your home redundant.
Of course, depending on your preference and where you live, you may prefer to opt for a single type system, i.e. only heating or a cooling. However, given the money these units take to install, (though you may only be using one more over the other) it is still highly recommended to get the duel unit, purely to prevent later regret.
Another thing to consider is that with any temperature change, especially those requiring heat, will has an effect on the air quality of your home. Naturally, if you are paying the heating bill, you will be reluctant to open windows so as to air your property as it will let all of your valuable heat out. Consequently, cooler air conditioning does not actually physically cool the air of space, but rather removes the heat from it. As hot air rises, heating systems usually vent from the ground up, which is what causes dryness in the atmosphere. In the reverse, cool air blows down, to provide it refreshing effect, but this can blow dust down making the air quality just as uncomfortable.
But what can avoid this, other than letting fresh in?
When researching your heating and cooling system, you may find yourself continually seeing the anagram, HVAC which stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, which gives the added benefit of improving the air qualities so that the unwanted problem of a stuffy atmosphere is no more.