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What is a home comfort advisor?

April 24, 2015

A home comfort advisor’s role is to ensure that a residential property is comfortable for its occupants. This person mainly focuses on heating and cooling issues and will take a number of things into consideration when advising you on how to optimize the comfort levels of your home, such as:

HVAC system

Heating and cooling systems are large energy guzzlers, so the home comfort advisor will need to ensure they run optimally without costing you an arm and a leg each month. In order to do this, they will check whether you have got the right size unit for your home, whether the equipment is maintained properly, whether the system can be automated so that it only functions when there are occupants in the house and so forth.

Small changes and tips

There are a number of small changes and pointers a home comfort advisor may suggest to improve the comfort levels of your home, such as opening the curtains during the day so the home is heated by the insulating the roof and walls of a home to make sure it doesn’t get too cold during the winter, ensuring doors and windows are properly sealed so that heat doesn’t escape from within the rooms, etc.

When looking for a home comfort advisor, it’s advisable to partner with a consultant who has been in the industry for a number of years. Not only should they be familiar with various HVAC equipment, fireplace units, insulation and energy consumption issues, but they should also be able to take a holistic approach to the comfort of your home in order to give you the best advice possible.

Need a home comfort advisor? Contact My Fireplace today.