3 HVAC System Enhancements That Can Improve Home Energy-Efficiency
Did you know that your HVAC contractor can help you improve your home's energy-efficiency? In addition to regular maintenance, certain HVAC system enhancements can help the equipment to use less energy in order to keep your home comfortable.
The Department of Energy estimates that about 48% of the energy cost of an average U.S. home is attributed to heating and cooling. With energy savings being a priority concern of homeowners, it's worth looking into some options that can lower the energy bill.
Here are a few HVAC system enhancements that can help to improve your home's energy-efficiency.
Programmable Smart Thermostats
Programmable smart thermostats can monitor the temperature setting in the house at all types and alert you if the setting has been adjusted. They are much more accurate than standard thermostats, which means your indoor air will stay within a couple of degrees of the set temperature. Most come with settings that allow you to adjust the HVAC system cycle delay timer for improved energy-efficiency.
HVAC Zoning Systems
The rooms of your home are in different zones, being shut off by walls and doors. One zone can easily be colder than another regardless of the fact that your furnace and air conditioning supplies every room.
An HVAC contractor can install a zoning system to solve the problem. This HVAC system enhancement involves a central control unit and dampers installed inside the ductwork that works wirelessly to regulate which direction the air is to travel to specific zones in your home.
Whole-Home Humidifier & Dehumidifier Systems
Wet cold air makes a home feel much colder than it actually is. Dry air may feel more comfortable as far as temperature during the winter goes, but it's bad for your skin and sinuses. Balanced indoor air will help you to feel more comfortable and stay healthy.
A whole-home humidifier and dehumidifier combo system can be installed as an HVAC system enhancement to balance the moisture level at all times in your house. The best systems are those that will do both depending on the current existing moisture levels. They have integrated sensors that test the humidity level so the equipment can adjust the level as needed.
New York homes need a lot of heat, and that heat can dry the air out very quickly. Ask your HVAC company about a whole-home humidifier or humidifier/dehumidifier combo unit enhancement. Call our plumber and air conditioning team today!