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Tips to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

Keeping warm is as essential to you as it is for your house.

We all know that having a heating system is essential for the colder months. When temperatures dip before 60-70 degrees, it can be unbearable. So, when temperatures start to dip, people usually enjoy coming home to a cozy atmosphere.

Not only that, but a cold house is often unwelcoming to guests and friends. However, having a heating system isn’t just about comfort. It’s about health too.

For young or elderly people, homes should be kept between 64- 70 degrees. Although you might not fall into this category, there are other reasons why a warm home is right for your health.

Make your living space a healthy space.

Mold

Moisture in the house will condense in the winter leading to dampness and mold. Mold requires moisture to live. The cooler and damper it is in your home, the more mold you’ll have.

Mold (especially black mold) is bad for your health. It can cause infections and aggravate symptoms of allergies and asthma. For those who don’t have respiratory problems can also suffer from mold. Some conditions can be:

  • mold poisoning
  • aches and pains
  • headaches
  • nosebleeds

However, it can also harm the structural integrity of your home or business. Mold is a fungus, and just like any fungus, it breaks down whatever it grows on. So, while it is breaking down your respiratory system, it is also breaking down your home.

Blood Pressure

Cold temperatures can also affect your blood pressure and heart rate. Since the cold causes your arteries to constrict. As a result, blood pressure and heart rate increase. This can be detrimental for anyone who suffers from a heart condition.

Sleep

Many already know having a room too hot or too cold can make sleeping difficult. In order to obtain the quality rest you need, it is essential that you have your place at the right temperature. Sleep is necessary for achieving a healthy lifestyle. Having a room too cold will cause your quality of sleep to diminish.

Contact Us

Houston Admiral is the company to turn to for all your heating and heating maintenance needs. Give us a call today at (281) 876-9400 to get the cozy house you need.