The Benefit of Programmable Thermostats

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A programmable thermostat is designed to automatically adjust the temperature in your home. This can be based on different settings for various times of the day, and days of the week. Programmable thermostats set you up for comfort and energy savings year-round. If you notice that your home has a higher energy bill, it could be caused by the thermostat. With a newer one, it will be more energy efficient for your home. Anytime you notice an odd noise or sound, make sure to contact us. That way we can inspect the HVAC system for you.

Thermostat for any HVAC system

Compatible with both newer and older heating and cooling equipment, a programmable thermostat is always a benefit. This allows you to enjoy the cool air when you are home. The settings adjust the temperature for when you are awake, asleep, or away, returning temperatures to the desired levels when needed. No matter the age or type of your HVAC system, a programmable thermostat helps it. If you want to make sure the thermostat will work for system, contact us.

Different types

Programmable thermostats come in many different styles. This ranges from simple to complex, allowing you the most control over energy use and comfort levels. Some even offer remote operation by phone. Another benefit is that programmable thermostats can be manually overridden at any time. There are also several different types of thermostats. One type of programmable thermostat is best for those with the typical five-day work week and two-day weekend schedule. You can also buy a thermostat that you can set all the days the same, or each day individually.

 

There is also an option to have a smart thermostat. With this type, the benefit is that it is Wi-Fi enabled with the ability to be programmed remotely from your computer or smartphone. Smart thermostats work well for those with different schedules. It also helps those who may forget to pre-set the thermostat before leaving home. Many come with interactive smartphone apps to help you program the thermostat.

Saving money

When you invest in a programmable thermostat, you can help to save money in the long run. Set your ideal temperature can be set on the thermostat. This results in cool air that is produced is not wasted when you are not in your house. Also, the thermostat can also be set to your ideal temperature just before you wake up. If you are not sure what type of thermostat to purchase, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the one best for your home and lifestyle.

Have a Humidifier in your Home

A humidifier in your home is important. Having the air in the best quality is important for you and your family. You will want to have the furnace inspected regularly, to ensure there are not any issues with how it operates. Also make sure that the air quality is as clean as possible. You may need to purchase an air cleaner to help ensure this. But if you notice that the air in your home is dry, you may need to invest in a humidifier for your home. If you are not sure what type of humidifier is best for your home, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the options you can choose from.

 

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How they work

A humidifier works to put moisture back in the air, so the air is not as dry. You can choose from one of the types of humidifiers. The most basic one is one that emits water vapor into a space to increase the level of humidity. When they are used, humidifiers can help to reduce dry skin, chapped lips, nosebleeds, and static shocks.

Keep them clean

Humidifiers will also need to be kept clean. Without regular care, a dirty humidifier could promote bacteria and mold growth. You also want to make sure that it does not keep your home too humid or stuffy The ideal indoor humidity levels can vary. Ideal levels of humidity for your living space will be less than 60 percent in the summer. They will be between 25 and 40 percent in the winter. You can monitor the indoor humidity of your home. Do so by looking for an increase in condensation, mold or insects in your home.

Benefits

If you notice dry air in your home, purchasing one is recommended. You can contact us and we can determine what type of humidifier your home would need. This can help your home to be comfortable this winter, without dry air.

Have Good Quality Air in your Home

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Improving the air in your home this winter is essential. Winter is the ideal time to turn up the heat and curl up under a blanket. However, all is not safe within areas of your home that you would least expect. Air quality can be a matter of keeping you and your family healthy this winter. Dust is the natural enemy of any happy homemaker and owner. Unfortunately, dust is more of an enemy than people realize. It can serve as an allergen to some and create respiratory to others.

 

Dust is not the only enemy in the home. These include that formaldehyde, lead, radon and even some chemicals used in cleaning products. This could cause issues for people with asthma and worse due to exposure to some chemical residue. Make sure to purchase a HEPA filter. High Efficiency Particulate Air filters will forces air through a mesh sheet that traps the particles such as dust mites, dust, and tobacco smoke. This will help in improving the air quality of your home.

Cleaning the filter

In areas of constant foot traffic, use the HEPA vacuum multiple times. This prevents accumulation of these dangerous substances in your home. Using water without cleaning agents, you can mop the areas vacuumed. Despite using a vacuum, there could still be some residue of dust and allergens in these areas. Also use a doormat. When people constantly walk around your home, they are tracking dirt and other substances into your home. If you buy a big enough mat, much of these foreign substances will be left at the door.

Fireplace care

In addition, burning wood in your fireplace may also affect the quality of air in your home. While this is a nice to do, it does not improve the air quality in your home. If you do have a fireplace, use it only when necessary such as emergencies or on rare occasions.

Have the ductwork cleaned

Consider cleaning the ductwork as well. A lot of dust and dirt can build up within your ventilation systems in order to clog and congest the passageways. Wintertime serves as a catalyst to the problem because not only is the heating system running most of the time, we want to keep doors and windows closed to keep the heat in. Cleaning the filter makes sure that dust, mold, and allergens are removed from the HVAC system. This could potentially increase the performance of your system and create a better airflow within your home. If you notice an issue with the air quality, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you.

Why Programmable Thermostats are Beneficial in your Home

 

Everything we have nowadays is “smart.” From our phones to our TV’s, the options are endless! So, of course, “smart” thermostats exists. We understand that with a hectic lifestyle, sometimes the smallest things can be a hassle. Programmable thermostats work to make your life a little bit easier. With the constant and drastic change of our weather, scheduling your thermostat can go a long way in keeping your home comfortable.

Saving Time

Instead of manually making changes to your thermostat, you can program it for different times and days. Program it to warm up your house 30 minutes before you get up, or program it to lower the temperature 5 minutes after you leave to work. Instead of having to do it yourself and maybe forgetting about it, you can program it in advance.

Energy Efficient

Instead of running your thermostat all day, programming it for the times that you actually need it can save up to 30% on energy costs. A lower electricity bill is always a good thing! Plus, the use of less energy is good for the environment. If you are noticing an increase in your monthly energy bill, make sure to look into a programmable thermostat.

Reduce Wear and Tear

By setting your thermostat automatically for the times you do use it; saves time, money, and extends the life of your heating and cooling system. Of course, we want you to use your heating and cooling for whenever you need it, but programming it avoids unnecessary use. The less wear on your system; the more use you will get out of it. This means fewer repairs and more savings. There are countless options to choose from when it comes to programmable thermostats. Depending on your needs, you can choose a thermostat that tracks your energy use, manages your indoor air quality, reminds you to replace your filters, etc. There are many of thermostats to choose from. Programmable thermostats are the future and the best way to keep your energy costs low. If you want to install a programmable thermostat in your home or you have questions about the features, give us a call.

 

The Benefits of Having Cleaner Air in your Home

Since you will probably spend a majority of time in your home this winter, it is important to have the best quality air. You will first want to make sure that the system has been properly maintained and is up to date on all repairs. If you ignore an issue or repair, you will be doing more harm than good to the system. This can also lead to other parts wearing and failing with time as well. Any odd noise you might hear should be a signal that the system is not working correctly. Anytime you suspect an issue, contact us. Even if the monthly energy bill has gone up, it could mean the system needs to be inspected or repaired. Make sure to remember when maintenance checks are in need, this can keep your system operating ideally.

You will also want to check the air filter in your home. As the air circulates, the dirt and dust from it can be captured into the filter. The filter will need to be changed in order to ensure that the air is the best quality. Remember to never operate the system without a filter. Failure to do so will result in parts becoming damaged from the dirt and dust. If you are not sure how often to change the filter, contact us and we can advise you on a schedule.

An air purifier may also be a necessity in your home. When this is installed, it will help clean the air in your home to keep you and your family breathing easier. If you are not sure of the type of air cleaner, we can certainly recommend one for you. Some homes benefit even more by having several placed throughout the home, and even in bedrooms.

 

 

Remembering to Clean the Filter for your Air Conditioner

 

The filter will help keep pollutants out of your system.  Just think about the air quality outside, and the dust that you pick up every day. Imagine how much grime would accumulate if you did not clean for a month. The debris that clogs the air filter can become worse if you forget to check it on a regular basis.

 

 

When the filter gets clogged, dust and dirt start getting into the air conditioner itself, causing wear and tear on the parts. This can mean even more wear and tear on the parts, the sooner they wear out and you are dealing with a breakdown. If the filter is clogged it will not allow the system to run correctly in your home, this can lead to a larger issue.

 

 

According to research, you should check and change the filter every month during peak season. Make sure to check the filter so it is not clogged with dirt. If you do notice that filter is clogged, or if the HVAC system is not working efficiently, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you.

 

Why Preventative Maintenance is Important for your HVAC System

 

Regular maintenance for your HVAC system is important. When you do this, you can help improve the life and longevity of it as well. You will want to have this done, because it will help reduce strain and stress against the parts of the system. If you notice anything out of the norm between visits, make sure that you contact us so we can inspect it for you.

 

The filter should also be checked. If it is dirty, make sure to clean it. There comes a time though that it will need to be replaced. If you are not sure how often to check and change the filter, we can advise you on the proper schedule. By doing so you help keep your system running efficiently when it operates. Running the system without a filter is not recommended, because dirt and dust can get into it. This will lead to even further issues and breakdowns.

You will want to have the thermostat inspected as well. If the set temperature and actual temperature are the same, there is likely an issue. We can inspect it. If you ignore the issue, it may cause the system to run longer than it should. You will then notice an increase on monthly energy bills for your home. It will also increase the chance of having parts wear out much sooner than they otherwise typically should. To help keep it running, make sure to call us today for an appointment.

 

Why you should have the Proper Humidity in your Home

 

When you are in your home, you will want to be as comfortable as possible. You will also want the air quality to be the best it can be. Part of this includes making sure the humidity level is at the proper amount.

If the air is too dry in your home it can cause dry and irritated skin. It can also result in annoying static electricity and shocks. If you are not sure how much humidity should be in your home, make sure to contact us. We can advise you to what the proper amount should be, as well as recommend a humidifier that would be beneficial to your home.

Once the heat is turned on, skin will start to dry out. Managing proper humidity levels in your home can not only make you more comfortable by reducing dry throats, but it can help your skin stay healthy, too. Adding humidity to a dry home can be quite easy. Use a stand-alone, cool mist humidifier or a whole home humidifier. Make sure you clean them regularly to ensure germs or bacteria do not start to grow. Also check that they are set to the right level of humidity. This will help to avoid condensation on the windows in your home.

By having a humidifier in your home, you can help to improve your overall health and wellness. You will notice that dry skin will decrease, as well as an irritated dry throat. With the proper air quality in your home, you will also notice it is easier to breathe. Allergy and asthma chances will decrease as well. If you notice allergies are becoming more common, have the air quality in your home inspected. We can advise you on the options, and recommend an air purifier, humidifier, or if another unit would be needed in your home.

 

The best way to have good quality air in your home is to make sure the furnace is maintained on a regular basis. If you start to notice an issue forming, make sure we are contacted so the issue can be resolved. Between visits, make sure that you check the air filter on a regular basis. Over time the filter will become clogged with dirt and dust. By checking it regularly and replacing it when necessary, you can help to save money in the long run. Along with inspecting the furnace, make sure that you check the humidifier for any maintenance that it might need. Having the humidifier inspected can help to ensure it is providing the proper amount of humidity needed for your home.

The Filter for your Furnace

 

 

The filter is an important part of the furnace. Without a filter, the life of the furnace will be significantly reduced. It will cause parts to becoming worn out sooner than they should. This is because the dirt and debris will cover the interior of the heating system. It will also result in poor quality air being distributed throughout your home from the ductwork. The filter is designed to capture and trap any dirt, debris, or pollutants that are in the air. This helps to prevent these harmful contaminants from going through the heating system. It is recommended to never run the furnace without a filter in it.

 

Since the filter captures the pollutants and dirt that are in the air, it is important to inspect the filter on a regular basis. The filter of the heating system should be kept as clean as possible. When inspecting the filter, make sure to clean it off as best you can. Also check when it is recommended to change the filter. Over time, the filter will become so clogged that it will not be able to allow the air through efficiently. When this happens, a replacement of a new filter will be needed. If you are unsure how often the filter should be changed, we can help to recommend a schedule for you.

 

By investing in a good quality filter and inspecting it regularly, you can help to improve the quality of air in your home. The filter will capture the dirt and pollutants to avoid them going through the ductwork. This will also prevent the debris from being blown out through the registers and vents in the home. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, make sure to inspect and change the filter regularly. Having the filter replaced regularly can improve the air quality in your home, as well as making it more enjoyable to be in.

Reasons Why the Furnace may not Operate Correctly

 

Keeping your furnace working efficiently in the winter is beneficial for the warmth and comfort in your home. The best thing to do is to contact us so we can inspect the furnace and HVAC system for you.

The thermostat should also be inspected so that it is working correctly. If you notice the set and actual temperature are different, there is an issue. Contact us and we can inspect the thermostat for the system to ensure it works properly. The batteries may also need to be changed. As always, make sure your thermostat is away from windows and drafts, because this can give it a false reading.

The ductwork should also be inspected. If there is damage to it, the heat that is produced will start to leak out of it, causing it issues. Any cracks should be repaired as soon as possible. This will help keep air and heat from being wasted in the home.

Another issue can be a build up of debris. This problem is rarely severe enough to fully block airflow, but it is worth looking into.