Wondering what to do for Father’s Day? If you think it may be time to make a big move—to a new, energy-saving home the whole family will love—read this article to learn how Woodside Homes can help.
Honoring dad—the man, the myth, the legend
Father’s Day is here again, along with the daunting task of finding something special for the man who helps you make the world go round. Your one and only, your best guy, the one you raise the kids with and can’t imagine doing this thing called life without.
What do you get the guy who has everything?
Well maybe not everything, but you’ve exhausted the toys, tools, and trips, and come up wanting. The kids have ideas, but it’s really all on you. It’s stressful, isn’t it? Maybe it’s time to start thinking about doing something that’ll make his—and your whole family’s—life better. Something they’ll all be thanking you for, for years to come.
An idea you can take comfort in
At Woodside Homes, our greatest desire is to see you and your family in a home that contributes to your health, happiness—and comfort. While all of our homes are built using practices, products and techniques that contribute to greater overall energy efficiency, Conscious Comfort, one of our Living Well Solutions, lets you create an environment that maximizes year-round comfort while reducing your energy bills (and your carbon footprint) even further.
Cozy up to Conscious Comfort
Conscious Comfort features are a meaningful way to invest in your family, their future, and the future of the planet. Select from options like:
Energy-saving lighting, windows, plumbing, and landscaping
Radiant-barrier roofing, responsive thermostats, and energy-efficient kitchen appliances
High-quality MERV-13 air filters, whole-home or attic fans, and enhanced home ventilation
Let’s talk about thermostats
While a thermostat’s main job is to control the temperature in your home, today there are options designed for greater convenience and to help you save money. Keep in mind that how you use a thermostat impacts every aspect of your life, too—including how well you sleep, and how productive you may be when working or studying. These things are good to know, because chances are the thermostat makes for a lot of, ahem, enthusiastic conversation around the kitchen table.
Types of thermostats
Many Woodside homes offer weather-responsive thermostats that use a tiny computer chip to balance boiler water temperature with outdoor temperature. By constantly measuring outside temperature, they can determine the optimum temperature needed to heat or cool your home, which may help you save money.
Like other smart technology, phone-controlled thermostats include lots of features designed to help you save time and money—like being able to stay on top of maintenance and safety notifications, and having the ability to adjust the temperature in your home anywhere, from your phone.
The great sleep debate
Bedroom temperature has a lot to do with how well you sleep. Generally, the most comfortable sleeping temperature is about 65 degrees Fahrenheit. This may vary by a few degrees from person to person and a room that’s a couple degrees warmer may be best for infants, but most doctors recommend keeping the thermostat set between 60 and 68. Warmer or very cold rooms don’t equate to better sleep quality—so setting your thermostat accordingly may help you avoid future bedtime games involving frozen feet on bare skin.
The battle over the best room temp
It’s one that’s been fought in offices everywhere, since time immemorial. Thankfully, science has been able to set some things straight in terms of the optimal room temperature for work or study. The average human body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and our brain works really hard to keep our bodies at that temperature, or close to it. So keeping the room at a temp that helps our bodies naturally maintain that temperature gives our bodies more energy to put towards our higher cognitive functioning. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that employers keep the thermostat between 68 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit, so that’s a good guideline for your home, too.
Something for the whole family
Beyond the benefits of our Conscious Comfort features, there are many other reasons for dad (and everyone else) to celebrate a Woodside home. Reasons like nooks that multitask. Outdoor kitchens with grills and cooking space. Spaces that flex for home office or hobby, gaming or exercise rooms. Garages built to flex from housing cars to housing fishing gear, the kids toys, and you get the idea.
The gift that keeps on giving
A Woodside home is designed to be your comfort zone—a safe, happy place that will evolve along with you, and hold a lifetime of memories. Still, we know making a move is a big deal, and it’s not something you do at the drop of a suggestion. But if you like the idea, and the wheels have started turning, contact us today, and we’ll help you get started. Let’s get you home.