The Impact of Overheating Your Home

The Impact of Overheating Your Home

Your home is a place where you go to stay warm and cozy, especially during the winter season. And if you live in an area where the winters are brutal, it's a given that you want your home as warm as possible. However, even when the temperatures are below zero, it's important not to overheat your home. In addition to being uncomfortable, turning up the heat can have severe consequences on your health, finances and even on the surrounding environment.

Overall Health

Being in an overheated area for too long can have negative effects on you and your family’s health. If your home is too hot, you can develop breathing difficulties such as hyperventilation.

Family members with asthma are at an even higher risk of respiratory issues when the heat is too high. Small children are especially vulnerable to the ill-effects of a home that's too hot. When the temperature inside your home is too high, the air becomes too dry, which can cause nosebleeds, bronchitis, dehydration and chronic sinus problems.

Finances

When your home is overheated, your health isn’t the only thing that feels the impact. Your finances can take a hit as well. With your furnace constantly running, your utility bills may be astronomical. It's not uncommon to see monthly utility bills double, if not triple, when the heat is always running.

Luckily, this is easily preventable. All it takes is that using your HVAC unit sparingly. Don’t just turn it on and leave it running all day long. Only use it in moderation to avoid paying high utility bills. You should set lower the temperature when your done during the day and then increase it slightly when get home.

Environmental Impact

Lastly, the environment also suffers from the extreme heat given off by your HVAC unit. Not only does it create a lot of noise, it also contaminates the outside air by sending out fumes and gases. Despite putting out heat throughout an area, some heating units aren’t able to evenly distribute it, which is why the surrounding area becomes overly hot. An experienced HVAC professional can explain this in better detail.

Winter can be deadly without heat inside your home. But having a house that's too hot can be equally dangerous. If you’re not sure what temperature is best for your home, contact Ardmore Fresh Air. Our experienced HVAC professionals are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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