While it’s true that all you really need for basic home comfort is a heating and cooling system, HVAC accessories can greatly improve comfort and efficiency. HVAC accessories include filters, lamps, thermostats, and other systems or products designed to improve the function of your furnace and air conditioner. Your Columbus HVAC expert can help you choose the right accessories to improve your comfort at home throughout the year.
While the most basic of thermostats will help you regulate temperature at home, it may not be doing so efficiently. If your home uses an older thermostat, upgrading to a newer one offers many advantages. Modern digital programmable thermostats provide greater control over heating and cooling in your home, even when you’re not present. This can help to drastically reduce your heating and cooling bills and improve the quality of your indoor air. A programmable thermostat allows you to regulate indoor temperature throughout the day to reduce heating or cooling while your home is vacant without the need for you to adjust these settings every time you leave or return. Modern thermostats also allow for one-touch control of the humidity in your home and can be integrated into zoning systems for finer control over the environment in different areas of your home. Placing all the controls for your home’s indoor comfort in one location makes creating the perfect environment simpler and more convenient than ever before.
Media Filters and UV Lamps
Indoor air quality affects both your comfort and your health. The first step in maintaining indoor air quality is changing your furnace filter regularly; there are a variety of furnace filters available, so talk to your HVAC technician if you aren’t sure which option is best for you. In addition to these basic filters, however, there are additional solutions that can remove a greater volume of airborne pollutants and allergens to alleviate asthma, allergies, and other respiratory conditions. Electronic air cleaners and whole-home filtration systems work to screen out extremely small particles, improving the quality and breathability of the air inside your home. If you are concerned about viruses and bacteria, UV lamps and treatment systems can remove up to 99.9% of bacteria and fungus from your home’s indoor air to prevent sickness and infection.
Whole-House Humidifiers and Pads
Whole-house humidifiers provide fine control over the humidity levels in your home during the heating season. Your furnace removes moisture from the air as it functions, often resulting in dry indoor air that can cause skin problems, respiratory discomfort, and damage to your home’s finishes and furnishings during the winter. A whole-house humidifier adds just the right amount of moisture to your indoor air for greater comfort; however, whole-house humidifiers do require some basic maintenance. Your humidifier pad must be changed regularly to address the buildup of minerals on the pad that can affect its efficiency over time. This task can often be combined with the biannual HVAC tune-up you schedule with your HVAC technician.
Columbus Worthington Air offers a wide variety of HVAC accessories to make your life simpler and more comfortable. You can find out more about the HVAC systems, accessories, and services we offer in Columbus on our website; don’t forget to read through our blog for even more information about improving home comfort and efficiency.