Which Features Should I Look For In My Home Comfort System?
Posted on: December 15, 2014
Your home is your castle, and you want to make sure that it is as comfortable as possible for you and your family. This is why so many people have come to rely on a home comfort system to make their refuge from the world more inviting.
If you are just getting ready to set up a home comfort system, here are some features that you should keep in mind before making your purchase.
Old-fashioned thermostats are only good for performing basic tasks, such as adjusting the heat up and down in winter or cranking up the air conditioning during a heat wave. A programmable thermostat is an essential part of any home comfort system. You use it to set up patterns of heating and cooling according to the needs of your entire family and your various schedules.
Use a programmable thermostat to activate the HVAC system more precisely during the weekends or holidays when more people are home more often, for example, and use it less often when people are at school and work.
You can also access some programmable thermostats over the Internet thanks to their wireless capability, which is great when you are running late at work and the weather has taken a surprising turn.
At David Gray Heating & Air, our expert technicians can help you select a great thermostat and set it up to run your HVAC equipment with the greatest of ease.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality equipment is a vital feature of the total home comfort system. This can include HEPA filters, which capture tiny particles such as pollen, dander from pets, dust, dirt and other debris and even contaminants. The smaller the particles, the more sophisticated your filters will need to be.
Many families also opt for ultraviolet cleaning systems. An air filtration system that uses UV light will help eliminate pollutants before you can breathe them in.
The better the indoor air quality, the more healthy and comfortable your family and friends will be in your home. This is particularly important for people who suffer from severe allergies or who have asthma and other breathing issues.
Control the Humidity
High levels of humidity are the enemy of comfort. It can become almost unbearable when the air is so saturated with moisture that you cannot easily perspire and cool yourself down.
Make a point of checking your home comfort system to verify it has humidity control built in. By keeping humidity levels down, not only do you ensure your family's comfort, but their safety as well. High humidity can lead to microbial growth, which can produce noxious odors and be harmful to human health.
Energy Star Labeled Equipment
When it comes to comfort, you don't need to break your bank account. Always look for the U.S. Government's Energy Star label on your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system equipment.
Not only will you be doing the environment a favor, you'll also stand to save a lot of money on your monthly utility bills, because Energy Star ratings indicate high efficiency and eco-friendly design. What's more you may be eligible to receive discounts and rebates from the federal and state government, as well as from the manufacturers themselves.
The team at David Gray Heating & Air has the experience, knowledge and training to help our customers obtain the home comfort system of their dreams. If you have any questions or concerns about home comfort or would like to set up an appointment to have us help evaluate your home, please give us a call today. We're looking forward to speaking with you!