Originally published Nov. 20, 2019, updated Jan. 17, 2022
HVAC technology is continuously advancing, and there are a number of simple HVAC technology add-ons for your Longwood, Florida, home that are worth considering. Whether you are looking to improve your home’s efficiency or comfort, the HVAC add-ons below will fit the bill.
High-Quality Air Filters
The air filter is a critical part of your HVAC system. Even when the air in your home seems clean, there are microscopic particles and contaminants such as dust, pollen, allergens, and pet dander circulating through the air in your home and can cause respiratory issues and heightened allergy symptoms. Air filters are designed to trap these particles to prevent them from getting into your system and the air in your home. To improve the air in your home, consider investing in higher quality air filters, which are thicker than traditional ones and have a higher Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating. Be certain to verify that you don’t exceed the manufacturer’s recommendations for your particular system.
A Programmable Thermostat
If you are still using a manual thermostat, you can significantly increase the comfort of your home and lower your monthly utility bills by investing in a programmable or smart thermostat. With programmable thermostats, you can set the temperatures for various times of the day and days of the week. This way, your system will not have to work as hard to achieve the desired temperature. It can gradually increase and decrease the temps to have it the right temperature at the desired time.
Air purifiers help improve your indoor air quality. The technology makes it capable of purifying each cubic inch of air that your HVAC system reaches. It uses ionizers to reduce airborne particles, kills bacteria and viruses, and helps reduce allergy and asthma symptoms. These systems are designed to easily integrate into almost any type of HVAC system.
If you want to learn more about how HVAC add-ons can enhance comfort and efficiency in your home, contact E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat. One of our professionals will help you choose the right IAQ products for your home.
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