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.
A smart thermostat will learn your schedule and adjust the temperature levels of your home to provide optimal comfort, while also saving on utility bills. No more extra energy spent heating an empty house or coming home to a freezing cold place.
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.
Air purifiers go above and beyond your regular HVAC filter to capture allergens and airborne particles. There are a variety of inexpensive air cleaners you can purchase to remove impurities and filter pollutants in your home. Those prone to allergies will be able to breathe easier.
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.
Duct cleaning can improve your HVAC’s performance and also reduce any health problems. Excess dust, mold, and pet dander can build up in your vents, preventing proper air flow. Also, these items can constantly be released into your home, impacting the health of you and your family. Having your ducts checked regularly can eliminate any particulates and improve the air quality in your home.
By installing bathroom and kitchen fans, you can help exhaust contaminants and heat from your home. Also, having proper functioning roof vents that circulate air is a must.
Using a dehumidifier can help to improve the moisture level of your home during the hotter summer months and remove moisture that leads to mold and mildew. On the other hand, during wintertime, a humidifier is very necessary for adding more moisture back into the air to minimize discomfort from that excessively dry air.
A tune up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort. An HVAC technician can optimize the efficiency and performance of your furnace. Getting a yearly inspection can help identify if your system is running at its peak efficiency or if the equipment is working harder than it needs to. They can also give your machine a full cleaning to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
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.
Your HVAC system creates comfort in your home – it keeps you cool during the hot, humid summer and warm when the temperature turns bitter cold in the winter. But if your HVAC system is not working optimally you could be paying more than you need to in utility bills while your comfort level suffers. Here are some inexpensive ways to improve your HVAC system and enhance its performance.
When you’re ready to improve your HVAC systems performance, call us at (403) 477-3810 for a detailed inspection and any necessary maintenance or repairs.