Thursday, March 31, 2016

6 ways to give your Keller home a breath of fresh air

Spring is in the air, and that means tackling home improvement projects you've been putting off all winter long. As you plan for these projects over the warmer months, include steps to improve your Keller home's environment, both inside and outside. Your house will be a better, more comfortable place to live.

Conserve water. Help preserve this precious resource by replacing any leaky indoor faucets in your kitchen, laundry and bathroom. For outdoors, check the watering hose faucet for leaks and replace it if needed. And when mowing the lawn, try setting the blades 2 to 3 inches high because the longer grass shades the soil, improving moisture retention and helping the grass survive drought and tolerate insect damage.

Reduce indoor pollutants. Improve your home's indoor air quality. EPA studies indicate indoor air may be 25 times, and occasionally more than 100 times, more polluted than outdoor air. A whole-house air cleaner can remove up to 99.98 percent of airborne particles and allergens from the filtered air, such as dust, pollen, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores and smoke.

Seal air leaks. Keep cool air in and hot air out by sealing leaks and adding insulation. Areas to check for repairs include the attic, garage and unfinished basement. Throughout the house, ensure that all cooling and heating vents and registers meet the floors, walls and ceilings and are well sealed.

Keep cool more efficiently. Upgrading your cooling system to a more efficient one can save home energy consumption, helping to save you money. Air conditioners like TruComfort allows the compressor, outdoor fan and indoor fan to vary operating speed as the temperature outside changes, slowing down or speeding up in small increments rather than turning completely off and on.

Shield windows from the hot sun. Seasonal heat comes indoors from windows, too, so close draperies and shades, or install them in rooms that don't already have them. Outside, create some natural shade near the windows by planting a tree, tall bushes or adding awnings on the sunniest side of the house
Control indoor temperatures. Ensure a more comfortable environment for your Keller home by adding a programmable HVAC control. Programmable smart controls are easy to use and, when paired with a smart home system, let you remotely monitor and control indoor temperatures, so you can adjust your system to be more efficient based on your family's schedule.


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