Your HVAC system is essential for regulating the temperature in your home. However, while it does just fine on its own, there are ways to make it better. Here are a few HVAC add-ons that can lower your energy bills, make your air cleaner, and generally make your home more comfortable.
Smart thermostats let you control your home’s temperature from anywhere via your smartphone. Put the system into energy-saving mode before you leave for the day, then switch it back just before you head home. That way, you’re not paying to heat or cool an empty house, but the system still has time to get your home to your perfect comfort level by the time you get there.
You can even get a learning thermostat. It tracks the patterns in your temperature settings over time. Like it a little cooler when you go to bed? A little warmer as you wake up? A learning thermostat remembers your preferences and sets the temperature automatically.
The humidity in Ohio can get pretty high. Left unchecked, it can foster mold, bacteria, and other harmful contaminants. That’s why a whole-house dehumidifier is one of the most important HVAC add-ons you can get. It lets you set your humidity level so it’s not too high or too low. Your house will be more comfortable, your air will be cleaner, and you’ll even save energy!
Your humidity isn’t the only thing affecting your indoor air quality. There are a variety of contaminants that can get into your home, especially during the winter, when your doors and windows are sealed and fresh outside air isn’t coming in.
Your HVAC system’s air filter can take care of some of these contaminants, but if you have allergy or asthma sufferers in your home, you’ll want something more. An air purifier with a high-efficiency filter can capture the contaminants that your HVAC system can’t, removing them from the air so you can breathe easy.
For more HVAC add-ons for your home, contact us at Detmer and Sons. Dayton’s home-comfort needs are our number one priority.