One might not think of it, but the climate can easily determine the general health of the inhabitants in a home. You’ve probably been in a situation where the socks on your feet made your overall body temperature feel a bit warmer. Now imagine the play that a faulty thermostat can have on your comfort.
Only a couple of degrees can separate comfort from irritability. One or two degrees not so much. But five or more from the sun beating down on your rooftop can render an old thermostat useless.
Ever wonder why the thermostat is usually placed in the hallway? It’s done to give minimum exposure to sunlight, heat, and cold. But based on the layout of a home, the thermostat will do little to adjust with temperature variations in adjacent rooms. Not to mention near the kitchen when you’re cooking a large meal.
Due to these discrepancies in temperature, one room might feel a bit stuffier than the other. And there’s no easier way to flare up allergies than attempting to breathe in a stuffy room. Waking up with the sniffles to the point of being unable to breathe can shave your precious sleeping hours and increase the risk of fatigue. It might even cause one to arrive late for work.
If you’ve noticed allergies hitting you when lounging about your home, look at the cleanliness of your ducts and their vents. After that, check the filters and either clean or replace them. That alone might clean your sinuses up. However, temperature variation from room to room might also be the culprit. If so, an upgrade to a more sophisticated air conditioning/heating system should be considered.
One such system is the MyAir Air Conditioning system. Having tried it out, it acts as a “smart thermostat” that’s controlled with a touchscreen panel. Motion detectors are synched to the thermostat, adjusting the room’s temperature to an acceptable level whenever one enters or exits. With an air regulator, it’ll reduce power consumption by 20% or more since the only rooms receiving air are those being occupied.
Another quick mix could be to seal off the cracks in your windows. Cool and warm air might be seeping in and throwing off your thermostat. A lot of these problems would go away with a smart AC.
You could even regulate, change, and monitor the temperature from your smartphone since they’re operable through a home WiFi network. So instead of walking into a house that feels like a volcano or a blizzard, you’ll be able to set the temperature before stepping foot inside. Just use your iPhone or Android for this trick.
Take advantage of modern thermostats to make your home healthy. With a few improvements or upgrades, you’ll breathe easier and sleep better with less nasal congestion and an overall more tranquil time at home.