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4 Improvements to Make Your Home More Comfortable

Gingerbread_House_Essex_CTThe comfort level of your home has a huge impact on your quality of life. If you work at home, the impact is even more pronounced. Thankfully, making a home more comfortable is as easy as following a few of the following improvements to your house.


Windows are great for bringing in natural light and making rooms fell more spacious, however older windows don’t do much to block harmful UV rays from entering your house. Not only does this keep the inside of the house unseasonably warm in the summer, but the UV rays can fade your fabrics, making your home look dingy and dull. Installing energy-efficient windows can prevent this. They have protective tints or extra panels of glass that block over 90 percent of UV rays, which makes your house easier to cool.


Having adequate insulation is another home improvement project that can make your home more comfortable. The benefits of insulation are almost endless. However, in the simplest terms, it keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter by holding in more of the air that your HVAC unit produces. It also saves you money in your energy bills because your HVAC unit does not have to work as hard to heat and cool your home.

Adding or Replacing Light Fixtures

The amount of light inside your home is extremely important because a lack of light can make your home feel gloomy and depressing. While obtaining natural light from windows is the best method of illuminating a space, rooms that don’t have many windows or any windows at all need artificial lighting. Consider replacing or upgrading light fittings in dim areas of your home. Not only will this add more light to your room, but new fixtures will give your house a more modern appearance.

Increase Your Livable Area

While this may sound like an option that is only possible by expanding your entire house, increasing your livable area can be done by moving your furniture. Decreasing the amount of clutter in your home and keeping rooms as open as possible makes a big difference.

Professional Help

For more information about insulation or windows, contact USI online to get a free quote. USI believes that excellence in every step of the process and ensures timely completion and quality of service, time after time.


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