The thermal properties of a home are central to the living experience of its occupants. If a house is too hot or too cold, staying indoors becomes uncomfortable. Unfortunately, room temperatures fluctuate with the outdoor conditions. If it’s hot outside, it’s bound to be hot inside too. Nonetheless, a good home has stable room temperatures that are kept within a comfortable range. Regardless of whether it’s freezing outside, or the scorching sun is out, your house should be comfortable living space. Heating installations and other factors make the difference between uncomfortable living space and a cosy home. If you want to have a good living experience in your home, here are some factors to consider keeping your home cosy
The build of a home determines the thermal properties of the spaces. Less heat lost through the structural enclosure of a house, the cosier the space will be. Heat is lost through walls, windows and the floor. A stone structure experiences more heat losses than a wooden structure. Therefore, it’s important to insulate walls and also choose the appropriate flooring for your home. A wooden floor is a poor conductor of heat and makes a space warm by minimizing heat losses. Windows are also responsible for a lot of heat losses. Therefore, a triple- pane window is better than a double pane-due to the heat conduction. Finally, the design of a home should be airtight. Air leakages create a draft that causes heat losses. The structure of a home should enhance its thermal stability to reduce heating costs and make the living experience better.
Fireplaces are old fixtures, but they make a huge difference when it comes to heating a living space. The first fireplaces were designed for wood fuel. However, modern heaters use anything form electricity to gas. Moreover, modern designs are fuel-efficient and cause minimal pollution. Their ventilation systems ensure heat distribution is sufficient to cover a large area. Most modern heaters allow adjustment of heat output. The sizes of the heaters vary, and you can get one that meets your exact specifications. Although there is a longstanding debate on which heater is the best, each type has its own pros and cons. Wood heaters are cheap to maintain while gas heaters are more efficient. Electric heaters are convenient while ethanol fireplaces offer clean energy. All in all, a good heater equals a good living experience
What you put in your house can enhance the thermal properties of your home. Furniture and rugs make a space cosy. Rugs reduce heat losses through the floor while furniture reduces heat losses through radiation. Good interior designs make rooms look good and feel good. The lighting installations also generate heat. Eve modern LED bulbs generate some heat. Furniture, rugs coupled with a good lighting design, are enough to make your home warm.
A warm living space turns your house to a home.