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A Good Investment can be a Programmable Thermostat

A good investment for your home can be one of several things. One of the most important ones is a programmable thermostat that is installed in your home. This will help you to maintain the temperature setting in your home. Doing so will be very beneficial because warm air will not be wasted. If the furnace is operating at the ideal temperature, and you are not home, you are wasting money. You will want to invest in the system so you can keep the furnace and HVAC system working efficiently.

An Investment to save money

A programmable thermostat is an investment that can help you save money, year round. There are different models to choose from so you can properly heat and cool your home. If your work schedule is consistent and the same each week, you can program the thermostat accordingly. This way, the temperature will be ideal as you get ready for work, but then will lower in temperature while you are away. The other benefit is that the thermostat can be adjusted to raise the temperature before you arrive home from work as well. This way when you get home, you will be entering a warm and comfortable home. You can also program it for when you sleep and when you wake up.

The thermostat can also be manually changed as well. This allows you to change is incase your schedule changes as well. A smart thermostat can be controlled and changed through your smart phone or tablet. If you are coming home earlier or staying away longer, you can log on to adjust the thermostat just right. No matter what, the programmable thermostat is a smart investment to make. Make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the different ones. We can also help you to maintain it by inspecting it when we do regular maintenance to the furnace or air conditioner.  

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Smart Thermostats Are Beneficial

Having a smart thermostat in your home can offer several benefits for your home. Not only can it help the comfort and warmth of your home, but it can also help you save money in the long run. If your monthly heating bills are higher than you would like, consider a cost efficient thermostat. If you ever have any questions regarding this, always make sure to contact us. Having an efficient thermostat for your home is important.

Smart Thermostats and How they Operate

The first thing to do is make sure that the smart thermostat is compatible with your current heating and furnace system. Some systems are not updated and compatible with newer thermostats. If you are unsure, make sure to contact us and we can inspect the furnace and overall HVAC system for you. We can also help to advise what thermostat would be right for your home and lifestyle. By having a professional opinion, you will help ensure that you have the best one for your home.

A smart thermostat can be run by your smart phone, tablet, or laptop. If you are away and do not plan on arriving home anytime soon, you can adjust the temperature via your phone. This will reduce the amount of wasted heat the furnace has since no one would be home. With a smart thermostat, you will be able to program and set the temperatures based on different days of the week and times of the day. This is very beneficial, especially if you have a regular schedule for your family and home. You can change this by manual override at any time however. You can also pull up the settings on your phone or smart device and see information about it. This could include when the filter would need to be changed, or any other valuable information.

Humidifier Benefits for your Home this Winter

A humidifier in your home can offer several benefits for you and your family. Having a humidifier operating can help to improve the air quality of your home. During the winter, you will want your home to be warm and comfortable. You will also want the humidity levels to be appropriate too! With winter, you will start to notice that the humidity can become dry and uncomfortable. You may experience dry skin, sore through, and also chapped lips. To provide the proper amount of humidity in your home, you should invest in a humidifier to use in your home.

Benefits to be aware of

The dry air can become noticeable in the winter months. As the air becomes colder, then it also gets drier as well because of the reduced moisture. When there is an issue with dry air, it can affect more than just those who live in the home. It can impact the furniture and flooring as well. The dry air can cause the floor to dry out as well. Paintings and plants can also be affected by the dry air in your home. Installing a whole home humidifier can be an easy solution to the problems. You may also notice that the walls may start to peel. When these signs become noticeable, make sure to contact us about a humidifier.

You may also experience some issues with dry air. Any signs of respiratory issues, dry eyes, throat, or nose, or even dehydration are things that might occur. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma in the home, having dry air may trigger these symptoms worse. You can notice an increase of static shocks and electricity in your home as well. As the air becomes dry, the static will get worse. By using a humidifier, you will start to notice improvement for the health of you and your family. If you have any questions regarding a humidifier, always make sure to contact us.

Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating

Having radiant floor heating can offer several benefits for your home. One of the biggest benefits is how to heat the floor and room evenly. With a forced air heating system, it uses vents to get the warm air in the room. Based on the location of the vents, it will determine what part of the room will heat the fastest or be warmer. Radiant floor heating systems are designed to heat the entire floor of the room. This helps it to be heated more evenly over the entire floor. Doing so helps to have an evenly heated room as well. You will be able to feel more comfortable at a lower temperature, because there will not be any drafts.

Radiant Floor Heating

Electric in floor heating is also beneficial because it will not require as much maintenance and up keep as hydronic heating will. If there is an issues or damage, a camera can locate the problem to be repaired. With a hydronic floor heating system, you will not be able to have this option. Another benefit is that the systems are extremely quiet when they operate. With a forced air system, there can be a loud noise that occurs when they kick on. You will not hear or notice any noises when the floor heating is operating.

Another benefit is for anyone who has allergies. With forced air, it will blow around the dust and dirt in the air. This can cause issues and irritants for those who suffer from allergies. With in floor heat, it will not move the air and blow it around the room. The floor heating will also help provide you with more efficiency. They can be at least 25 percent more efficient than forced air systems. Without ductwork that could lose heat, the in floor heating will make sure the entire floor is heated. This will also help you to save more on costs as well.

Winter Weather and Proper Care for your Furnace

Winter Weather Care

The winter weather will mean that you will need your furnace to operate correctly and efficiently when it operates. If it is not, then the home will become cold and unpleasant to be in. With the cold weather, make sure your heater works. You will want to make sure that you have regular maintenance done on the furnace. Failure to do so will result in the system failing and having several issues. If you are not sure when maintenance should be done, always make sure to contact us. This way we can set up a schedule for proper maintenance for you. Always remember if you notice an issue to contact us. This will help prevent further problems from occurring in the long run for it.

Winter also means you will want to keep the home at a proper humidity level. Having a humidifier will help accomplish this. You will want to invest in a whole home humidifier so the air is comfortable. Without one, you will notice static and shocks as you walk around your home. You will also notice dry skin and irritated eyes in a home with poor humidity levels. If you are not sure what system to invest in, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on one.

Also remember to check the filter on a regular basis. The filter is designed to capture pollutants that are in the air of your home. This will then prevent them from getting back into the air of your home as well. If you own a pet, you will want to have the filter changed more often. This is because pet hair and dander can clog up the filter. If you are still not sure when the filter should be inspected or changed, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the proper schedule based on your home and lifestyle.

Proper Maintenance for your Furnace System

Proper care of the HVAC system and furnace should be done on a regular basis. If you are not sure of when this should be done, make sure to ask us. Scheduling an appointment is important for regular tune-ups. If you did not have it tuned up and inspected this fall, you will want to have it inspected now. By having it looked at by us, you can make sure that the parts are operating as efficiently as possible. Ignoring any problem will only result in further damage and issues in the long run as well. This can help prevent an unexpected breakdown also.

Proper Filter Care

One of the most important parts to inspect is the filter of the furnace. This is what helps capture dust and dirt that are in the air of your home. If you have a pet in the home, the hair and dander from it will clog the filter quicker than homes without pets. You will want to check and clean the filter more frequently because of that. If you want to know the exact schedule the filter should be changed at, make sure to call us. We will be more than happy to recommend a schedule that is beneficial for your HVAC system.

You will also want to make sure that the fan and other parts of the furnace are operating correctly. When one is not, it can cause other parts to fail as well. This can lead to an expensive repair bill in the long run. The furnace may also fail all together if they are not properly maintained. Any odd noise or grinding sound should always be inspected as soon as you notice it. These sounds are not normal, and are a sign of early wear and tear for the HVAC system. Regular maintenance can help the system last longer, and provide a warm and comfortable home for you.