High-Performing Homes Are Comfortable
What Makes a Home Comfortable?
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Although some people buy a house as a basic investment, they usually live in a home for three reasons:
1. To be more comfortable than they would be outdoors; houses buffer their inhabitants from weather extremes.
2. To be safe from animals, human or otherwise.
The beauty and charm of "our home."
We primarily design homes in our warm climate primarily for comfort, beauty, and to keep the inhabitants and their possessions safe. This differs from a cold climate where a warm shelter is necessary for survival.
A high-performing home is designed to be comfortable.
In this area of Texas,
architects and other designers have concentrated on beauty in the past. We then "threw" enough
electricity at our homes to make them comfortable. Now that utility bills
and climate change have entered the picture, our design principles are
heat or lack of heat is important to our comfort, comfort is not governed
by temperature alone,. Other conditions that affect comfort are:
is also important: Some of us are comfortable in summer at 80 degrees,
others consider that much too hot.
people are comfortable and easily maintain their own internal temperatures
when temperatures around them are between 68 degrees and 80 degrees and
when they are also:
People also have slightly different perceptions of what their daytime temperature should be as opposed to their nighttime temperature should be.
a high-performing home is designed to be comfortable but it can also be
designed to be beautiful in both the eyes of the beholder and the world.
Contact Terry Jensen at 972 251-1532 or 817 545-0140.
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