When you are looking to improve or upgrade your heating and air conditioning system, one of the first things that will come to mind is cost. You may think it is too expensive or simply beyond your current budget. However, there are a few things you can do to improve the comfort of your home, while keeping the costs down. Here are a few suggestions that may help to enhance your home’s comfort and will not break the bank.
A modern thermostat is much more precise with temperature settings. You can avoid temperature swings and hot and cold spots. Set the ideal temperature for when you go to sleep at night or wake up in the morning. A programmable thermostat can save you about 5 to 15% in energy costs.
Air Filter Replacement
Your air filter is used all year long, summer and winter. Air moves through your air filter during the winter as your furnace kicks in to heat your home. During the summer, when the air conditioner is working to keep your home cool, the air is circulating through you duct system which also moves through the air filter.
A dirty filter slows down airflow,causing the system work harder to keep you warm or cool. A dirty filter could also lead to early system failure. This translates into higher energy bills and maintenance costs. A clean filter will prevent dust and dirt from building up. This also avoids expensive maintenance or early system failure.
Duct Sealing and Insulating
Often a big energy wasters are the ducts that move air from your furnace or air conditioner. Insulating and sealing the ducts can improve the efficiency of your system by almost 20%. You can use mastic, metal-backed foil tape, or duct sealant to seal the seams and connections of ducts.
Air without the proper amount of humidity can get cold and drafty. This in turn, can lead to dry skin and scratchy throats. A humidifier can increase the humidity in the air to help make your home both healthy and comfortable.
Yearly Tune Up
A tune up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort. Routine inspections ensure that your heating and air conditioning system is running efficiency. This is a proactive measure that can help spot problems before they even occur.
At Distinct Heating & Cooling, we believe that home comfort is something that should never be skimped on. Give us a call today and we can discuss which optionsare best for you. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of home comfort systems and services in Calgary and the surrounding area. We offer efficient, reliable, and cost effective solutions to your heating and air conditioning needs. If you want to dramatically improve your indoor air quality, you may want to take advantage of our special offer. Contact us at 403-477-3810 to find out more.