Many of us spend our weekdays in an office in front of a computer screen. The amount of comfort you can find in your office is probably limited to how comfortable your office chair is. You may have no window and little or no control over how warm or cool your working space is.
So, on the way home, you look forward to being in a much more comfortable environment. You can mix your favorite drink, plop yourself down on your couch, and finally put your feet up. But, is your home as comfortable as it could be? Here are some top projects to improve your home comfort.
Air ducts are part of your HVAC system and play an essential role in delivering cooled or warmed air throughout your home to make you and your family comfortable. Ductwork must be installed correctly if your HVAC system is to efficiently deliver air at the right temperature where needed. If your home seems to be always too hot or too cold or some rooms are warmer or colder than others, it’s time to think about upgrading your HVAC/ductwork system.
Dehumidifiers and humidifiers are two separate accessories that can be installed as part of your central HVAC system. Dehumidifiers remove water from the air in your home. Humidifiers make the air in your home comfortable even if you live in an arid climate or your furnace dries out your home air in winter.
Is your house close to a busy road or a train station? Do you really have to get used to traffic noises or train whistles? Has the day ever arrived when you say, “I don’t hear it anymore?” Investing in window replacement offers a wealth of benefits for you and your home.
The latest units come with innovative features, like low-emissivity glass and insulating frames. Glazed windows, whereby a layer of inert gas is inserted between two glass plates, can create a sound barrier between you and the outside world.
Hardwood floors look very nice, but do your feet really enjoy walking on them 24/7, especially in bare feet? Getting up in the morning is hard enough without having to walk across cold, hard floors. Invest in wall-to-wall carpeting or some area rugs.
Especially in the bathroom, radiant floor heating may be the best thing since sliced bread. This state-of-the-art flooring system employs heat rising from the ground to create a perfect temperature for your entire body. The most perfect heating system a house can have is one you don’t even notice.
There’s a lot you can do to make your home extra comfy. Apart from major projects, take a look at your furniture. Is your couch old and sagging in the middle? If your sofa is giving you a backache, it’s time to invest in a new one. Take a comfort inventory of all your home furniture and consider replacing any item that’s not really pleasing. The more comfortable your home is, the more you’ll enjoy being at home.