Universal Design Solutions for Temperature and Comfort Pt. 1

If your home is supposed to be a comfortable haven, you’re going to want to have your temperature control dialed in. We’re going to publish a two part series about temperature regulation methods as they pertain to Universal Design. Not sure what Universal Design is? Click here to read our intro post!

One of the most common forms of heating a home is the HVAC system. A healthy HVAC system can lead to a healthier body (and a healthier bank account).

Living in a comfortable temperature can increase your productivity and your well-being. If you’re cold all the time, it can be hard to get up from under the blankets and cook a healthy meal or sweep the floor. The cold can take a toll on your body and ultimately, can cost you more money.


There are a lot of different ways to maintain the temperature in your home and if tending to the thermostat every time you leave for work and return at the end of the day seems tedious, you can set it on a schedule. Newer thermostats can be voice or phone activated which don’t require the inhabitant to get up or reach and can be great options for those with these disabilities.

You can even wire your HVAC system to your lights or security system so that when you leave or come home from work, errands or vacation they all turn on or off at the same time. Integrating technology with the home is easier than ever and we anticipate it will continue to increase!

To keep your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently, change out the filter every month and have it serviced once every year or two. Insulate your boiler pipe and install a carbon monoxide filter to further ensure that the air in your home is healthy and safe.

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