Creating A Comfortable Indoor Atmosphere

January 7, 2019

The goal of many renovations is making the inside of your home more comfortable for you and your family. Whether you’re looking to replace a furnace, air conditioner, or even adding some ventilation with a new heat recovery ventilator, you will be improving the comfort level of your home. In the end, it’s all about arriving at a comfortable indoor atmosphere and there are a few environmental factors that make a difference. Relative humidity is a common term to hear. Simply put, it’s all about how much moisture is in the air and while we need some to be comfortable, too moisture much can harm us by promoting the growth of mold and fungi. It’s suggested that forty to sixty percent is the ideal range for this aspect of your indoor comfort. There are other factors that need to be considered as well. The temperature in your home is an important factor, with most people feeling the comfortable in temperature in the 20 to 25 degree range. Air flow is a consideration that changes depending on the season. For example, having a cool breeze from an air conditioner move across your skin on a hot summer day is a welcome relief. Although that same breeze, however slight, will not be welcome in the middle of January when it’s in the form of a draft that needs to be fixed. If you are looking to increase your comfort level by improving the air quality of your home, a good heating and air conditioning contractor has everything from high efficiency furnaces to air purifiers, air conditioners and heat recovery ventilators for ventilation to help achieve your goal. Oosterveld Heating and Air Conditioning is a family owned and operated business servicing Guelph and the surrounding areas.

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