Are fluctuating temperature a daily struggle in your home? For some, keeping their home a consistent temperature can be difficult. This is especially true for those living in regions that experience extreme heat and cold. Stepping out of a scorching hot or freezing cold climate into an equally uncomfortable house can be quite a shock to the system. Luckily, there are some simple and cost-effective additions you can make to your home to solve your uncomfortable temperature issues. Avoid having to bundle up or sweat it out inside your own home with the following tips.
Add Extra Insulation
Adding more insulation is one of the best (and most simple) ways you can improve the temperature regulation in your home. Common places you can place additional insulation are the basement and the attic. The spots usually already have exposed insulation in place, so in this case, you’ll likely need to remove it all and replace it with the new insulation.
Replacing the existing insulation means you will remove any moisture that was absorbed and any inefficient insulation that wasn’t doing its job. Replacing the old insulation, offers you the opportunity to replace it with a superior insulation product that can assist with temperature regulation. A popular option amongst professionals in the industry is foam insulation, which establishes an air barrier between the wall of your home and the outdoors.
Proper Ventilation Installations
Having adequate ventilation is a key element in keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Air can get trapped and become contaminated, hot and stale without appropriate ventilation systems. If poor ventilation is an issue in your house, we recommend you inspect your current ventilation system and components for issues, and consider newer, better options.
Ventilation in your attic or roof cavity is vital. When air gets hot it rises, so if your roof space doesn’t have sufficient ventilation then the hot air gets trapped and moisture begins to collect and damage the integrity of the roof structure. Therefore insufficient ventilation not only increases the temperature inside your home, but it also impacts the stability of your roof.
A simple fix to prevent this from occurring is to install a Solar Star Roof Ventilation System in your home. This system drives heat and moisture out of your roof cavity all year round, assisting you to regulate temperatures and reducing damage to your home. It will also keep you cooler in summer, and protect your roof space during the colder winter months.
The Solar Star Roof Ventilation System’s high-performance motor is reliable, long-lasting and whisper quiet.
Whole House Fans
If your house has severe ventilation issues that can’t be solved with roof ventilation, then perhaps you need to consider a more powerful solution. This is when a Whole House Fan might be just the solution you are looking for.
A Whole House Fan is beneficial all year round, but they become particularly useful during the hot summer months. A Solatube Whole House Fan pulls fresh air from outside into your home through the windows, and pushes hot indoor air out through the vents in the roof cavity. The cool outside air spreads rapidly through the entire house regulating temperatures and providing remarkable levels of comfort.
Improve Your Windows
Windows are one of the main culprits that let heat escape from your home. If the windows on your home are more than a couple of years old, then it is likely that their ability to keep in heat is starting to deteriorate in the extreme Australian conditions.
To ensure your windows are working to the best of their ability, use a caulking gun to seal any cracks that you find in and around the windows. Some high-quality window coverings will also help to further reduce air transfer.
Replacing your old windows with new ones will be the most effective way to limit heat or cold temperature transfer. When replacing your windows, don’t forget to replace the windows you may not have thought of - skylights. Many skylights now include energy-efficient options.
Taking the time to make simple changes like closing your blinds while the blazing sun is at its peak or opening the blinds when it’s cold to let the sunshine in can significantly improve your home’s overall comfort. If you implement these tips, your home should start feeling a more consistently comfortable temperature for household all year round.