Make Your Home Climate Just Right

The Colorado climate is great, but it also keeps us on our toes. Earlier this week, we felt some cool relief from the dog days of summer. Then, just as quickly, the heat returned. The schizophrenic weather reminds us we’re getting closer to football season (go Rams!), which is a sure sign that change is in the air.

The climate outside might seem unpredictable, but it doesn’t mean you have to weather uncomfortable temperature extremes in your home – spring, summer, winter or fall.

People living in houses with poor climate control often complain of feeling uncomfortable in their home. Some complain of interrupted sleep because temperature extremes, and others say they feel like they’re getting sick more often and staying sick longer.

We get calls all the time from frustrated homeowners who say their second-floor bedrooms are like steamy saunas while they need parkas to enter their Arctic basements. And according to the Environmental Protection Agency, there is substance to the “stuffy house” complaints. The EPA reports on its website that if too little outdoor air enters a home, indoor pollutants can accumulate to levels that pose health and comfort problems.

So what do you do?

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