Energy efficiency is a goal we should all have in the new year. There’s a way to keep using your HVAC system and maintain your
comfort level at the same time you increase your energy efficiency. The key is HVAC system add-ons. Here’s the one thing you need to know about them.
HVAC System Add-Ons Can Save You Money
Everyone wants to save money, especially when it comes to staying comfortable in their home. One of the best ways to do that is with add-ons to your heating
and cooling system. What are the best ones and what can they do to help you use less energy? Let’s look at the top three choices:
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers: in the winter a humidifier will raise the relative humidity in your home. This will make the air feel warmer, so you
don’t have to use as much heat to be comfortable. In the summer a dehumidifier will do the opposite. You’ll use less energy throughout the year
with these add-ons.
Air filtration systems: an air filtration system will help improve the indoor air quality in your home. Cleaner air in your home is going to mean a
more effective and efficient HVAC system. When fewer air pollutants circulate through your home, you’ll use less energy for the system to do the
Smart thermostat: one of the best ways to increase the energy efficiency of your HVAC system is with a smart thermostat. It will give you more control
over the temperatures in your home as well as your energy use.
You do have some control over how much energy you use. Contact the team at Morelli to find out more about increasing your energy efficiency with the right HVAC add-ons.
Have you been holding out when it comes to investing in a maintenance agreement for your heating and air conditioning system?
Even if you’re handy with things around the house, HVAC maintenance is not something you should do yourself. Here are three reasons it isn’t a DIY
Reason #1: Professionals Have Knowledge and Training
Changing your air filter every 30-90 days is one thing every homeowner can and should do. Beyond the simple filter change, leave the other service issues
to the pros. There’s a reason they go through training, apprenticeships, and certification. Heating and cooling systems are complex machines and require
specific knowledge to take care of them properly. Making adjustments or repairs yourself could lead to missed issues and bigger problems. This just
means more time offline and greater frustration for you.
Reason #2: Safety Concerns
There are safety issues when it comes to maintenance on both air conditioning and furnace systems. With air conditioning, you’re dealing with refrigerant
which can be extremely harmful if handled improperly or inhaled. And the exhaust from furnace systems is even more dangerous. Improper repairs might
result in a carbon monoxide leak, which can be deadly.
Reason #3: Long-Term Cost
If you try to DIY an HVAC issue and you do it wrong, not only are you out the cost of the parts you weren’t able to use, but you’re out the time you spent
trying to do the fix. Now you still have a broken system, and you have to pay for a certified technician to come in and fix the problem, and potentially
also fix what you may have broken in the process.
DIY is a noble pursuit, but not when it comes to your HVAC system. Get a maintenance agreement from Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning
and put your heating and cooling system in the hands of the professionals.