Five Tips to Save Money
Winters typically create higher energy bills, deterioration in indoor air quality, and health/safety concerns. But we want you to stay happy & healthy and spend less time worrying about the comfort of your home. Here are 5 tips for becoming smart, efficient, and safe during winters.
1. Upgrade to smart thermostats
Smart thermostats offer tremendous convenience and functionality over regular thermostats. They are voice controlled and automatically adjust the temperature and can also be operated remotely by smartphones. Smart thermostats have learning and adaptive capability and automatically adjust temperature based on your daily schedule. Unparalleled energy savings and precise temperature control are offered by smart thermostats.
2. Replace furnace filters
People and pets spend much more time indoors during winters. Furnace filters become more clogged and dirty during this period leading to a drop in efficiency of the HVAC system. It is recommended to change your furnace filters once in a month during winters. This will ensure much cleaner and healthier indoor air and saving in energy bills.
3. Consider Air filtration & UV disinfection
Installation of an air filtration system is the first step towards cleaner and healthier indoor air. This system filters out microscopic particles and compliments your HVAC system by making it more energy efficient. UV disinfection system deploys low voltage UV lights in your duct work and can remove germs, bacteria, viruses, toxic gases and odors.
4. Install a carbon monoxide detector
Carbon monoxide (CO) is also known as a silent and invisible killer since this gas has no smell, color or taste and is poisonous. Indoor CO level is at its peak during winters due to burning, heating and closed indoor environment. CO detectors sense abnormal levels of CO and trigger alarms. It’s a good practice to test your CO detectors every month by pressing the test button to check if the siren is functioning. Also check and replace batteries on a regular basis.
5. Professional preventive maintenance
Professional HVAC technicians are properly trained and well equipped. They have an eye for detail and expertise to discover performance issues. Just imagine a heater breakdown situation in the middle of a cold winter night. Timely preventive maintenance proactively detects and addresses reliability and performance concerns and helps avoid breakdowns and costly repairs & replacements. Get in touch with our professional team and set-up an appointment for your HVAC system inspection.