Is your HVAC system due for annual maintenance? It could be an opportunity to do upgrades to the unit. HVAC upgrades can make the unit more energy-efficient and lower your energy spending. The good thing is you can do HVAC upgrades in bits to get the desired unit with time. Your HVAC contractor can make recommendations on the most suitable tech as it comes on the market, always keeping your unit updated. What are some of the most desirable HVAC upgrades you can do?
1. Swap the Old Thermostat With a Smart Thermostat
You can program a smart thermostat to make automatic changes in temperature. It can learn your preference and make constant adjustments according to your preferences. It can also stop heating when there is no need, like when you are at work, and save energy.
You can also program it to automatically adjust based on the time and the weather outside. You can control today's residential HVAC smart thermostats remotely from your smartphone. It offers much convenience and energy efficiency.
2. Set Up HVAC Zones
Is your house large with several rooms? Your HVAC unit might be running more than it should if you have just a single zone of cooling or heating. If you are in a large house, an HVAC contractor can set up several zones to give the HVAC more flexibility in adjustments.
For example, you can have AC running in a cooler setting in the kitchen than in the bedrooms. It makes your home more comfortable and makes the unit more energy efficient.
3. Install a Whole Home Humidifier/Dehumidifier
An HVAC contractor can incorporate a humidifier/dehumidifier combo in the HVAC system to control humidity levels. But it depends on your region's climate. If you experience high humidity, it will make sense to install only a dehumidifier, while a humidifier would be apt for an arid area. It makes the home markedly more comfortable.
4. Upgrade to HEPA Air Filters
A high-efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) filter is one that meets the expected standards for air filtration systems. It removes allergens such as dust mites, pollen, and other pollutants from the air.
You can upgrade to a HEPA filter with ultraviolet light, which is more efficient at filtering out all dust particles in your home. This type of filter effectively counters microorganisms, including airborne bacteria and viruses. As a result, you will see fewer incidences of respiratory illnesses in your home.
Would you like to extract more value from your HVAC unit? Talk to a HVAC contractor about desirable upgrades to make your home more comfortable.