Your home is your castle. It’s the place where you get rejuvenated and restored for your next day. The custom homes Indianapolis has to offer should be comfortable. Why not make it as comfortable as possible for yourself and your family? Do you love to entertain friends and extended family? Make it a time to remember by elevating the comfort of your home with these three tips.
Three Tips for Total Home Comfort:
1 - Purchase an efficient HVAC system to keep the temperature and air quality of your home at it’s most comfortable levels.
When choosing an HVAC system keep these things in mind:
•Make sure the parts can be serviced locally. It can be a huge pain if no one is able to fix or repair your HVAC system because the parts need to be shipped out to be serviced.
•Make sure that the system is the right size for your home. A system that is too large can actually create more wear and tear on the parts as it will switch on and off more frequently and never reach it’s peak performance level.
•Don’t be afraid to buy a quality system. An efficient HVAC system will reduce the amount you spend monthly on your heating and cooling. It might cost more upfront but it will save you time, money and frustration in the long run.
2 - Add heating to your floors.
Getting out of bed in the winter months is hard enough but no one likes to feel cold floors under their toes when puttering around the kitchen for their morning coffee. Consider adding radiant heat to your stone or tile flooring. Depending on the type of radiant heat you have, it can reduce noise, reduce allergic reactions, and keep the air from becoming too dry in your home.
When looking for systems for heating your floor tiles, keep these things in mind.
There are two types of systems for heating your floors:
•Hydronic systems use water heated from a boiler, pump and gas lines to heat your floors. They are a good option if you need to heat a large portion of your home. These systems generally have a lower operating cost than electric systems.
•Electric systems use electricity to transfer heat and the installation costs are more simple and less expensive than the hydronic systems. However, they are usually more expensive to operate which makes them ideal for small portions of the home that you want to heat.
3 - Energy Efficient Windows
Now that you’ve spent all this time making sure your home’s temperature is up to your comfort preference, it would be a waste for all of that lovely heat to fly right out the windows, wouldn’t it?
By making sure you have windows that keep in the heat and keep out the cold, you will be maximizing the effort the HVAC and other systems are doing to keep your custom home comfortable.
Choose double paned windows with low-E glass with a vacuum-sealed argon fill. Make sure you pay attention to proper installation. Even though caulking and window fill seem to be a small part of the process, it’s important that all of the details of installation are done well to maximize the energy efficient windows.
This is not an exhaustive list but it will get you started in creating a home that is comfortable and efficient for the winter months.
If you are looking to build a custom home in Indianapolis or surrounding areas, contact Carrington Homes today.