Cardinal’s Top 3 Tips for Home Comfort

Seattle homeowners have been trusting Cardinal Heating with their home comfort needs since 1991. With over 25 years of experience in the heating and cooling business, we have learned a thing or two about how to keep families comfortable in the Pacific Northwest. This month, we have dug deep back into the blog archives to bring you some of our top tips for keeping your home comfortable year-round.

How to Keep Your Seattle Home Comfortable

Whether you’re struggling to keep your home comfortable or you just love learning new tips, tricks, and hacks for creating a relaxing and healthy home environment, these articles are for you. Here are some of our favorite tips from previous blog posts:

  1. Investing in a smart or programmable thermostat can help you stay comfortable while also saving money on your monthly energy bills.

One of the best ways to make sure you are saving energy while staying comfortable is by using a programmable or smart thermostat for temperature control. You can program the thermostat to adjust temperatures while you are out, allowing you to cut down on energy waste and save money. In Programmable Thermostats: Do They Really Benefit Me? we talk about the many benefits that programmable thermostats can provide.

While programmable thermostats are great, smart thermostats can provide even more benefits by learning your habits and finding ways to run your HVAC system more efficiently. If you are interested in a smart thermostat, check out Smart Thermostats – Yes, another smart device is a good thing!

  1. Schedule a maintenance appointment with your Seattle HVAC company twice a year.

If you want to ensure that your HVAC equipment is running efficiently and you’re getting the life out of your heating and cooling systems, then it is vital that you make an appointment with your Seattle HVAC company at least twice a year for a routine tune-up. During this tune-up, experienced HVAC technicians will clean and lubricate your system to ensure it’s working properly and also check for any damage or repair needs.

Though routine maintenance does cost you money, failing to get your system checked and cleaned twice a year may be costing you even more. For instance, did you know that without regular, bi-annual maintenance, you could be losing 5% efficiency every single year? For more interesting and informative home comfort statistics, check out Did You Know? HVAC Facts & Stats for Homeowners. You will be sure to learn something new about your home comfort.

  1. Keeping humidity levels between 30 to 60 percent is one of the best ways to prevent mold growth in your home.

Breathing in mold and mildew is not good for you or your family’s health. Mold and mildew in your home air can cause breathing troubles, headaches, fatigue, nausea, and even respiratory infections and skin irritation. Not to mention the presence of these toxins in your home can also trigger asthma attacks and allergy symptoms for family members who already suffer from respiratory issues.

One of the best ways to keep your home mold free is by monitoring and controlling humidity levels. Keeping these levels between 30 to 60 percent is ideal. This can usually be achieved with your HVAC system, but some homes require dehumidifiers or humidifiers to help keep humidity levels balanced. Want to learn more about how mold may be impacting your family’s health? Check out How Mold Affects the Air You Breath & What You Can Do About It. If you’re interested in learning more about the other benefits of indoor air quality, we’ve got an article for that too – Benefits of Controlling Indoor Air Quality.

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