Be Mindful of How Your HVAC Runs Based on What Your House Is Built Of

House Materials

During the winter, indoor comfort depends on the furnace thermostat setting, and the proper thermostat setting is often dependent on specific house materials used to build the home. In the U.S., most home construction in recent decades has been either wood or brick. Both house materials are cost-efficient and sturdy. However, heating properties differs somewhat according to the specific material. Here are some guidelines for effective, efficient heating of both wood and brick houses during the winter.

Wood Homes

Effectively heating a wood home generally requires stable thermostat settings without excessive swings in either direction. Once the house is warmed to the desired level, a consistent setting will continue to maintain steady comfort.

Brick Homes

To keep a brick house consistently warm in winter, an unusually-higher thermostat setting may be initially preferable to warm up a cold house. Once the house has achieved and maintained the desired indoor temperature, the furnace thermostat setting may be reduced as heat retained by the brick is slowly released, keeping the home comfortable. This lower setting can save money via shorter furnace cycles and less energy consumption.

For more about the relationship between house materials and efficient, effective heating, talk to the HVAC pros at Jackson & Sons.

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