Austin, TX isn’t the coldest city in the union, but we still have to use our heating systems every winter and that usually translates to higher monthly bills. An investment in your heating system could help reduce those bills, as well as increasing the lifespan of your heater and helping it run more smoothly. If you’re looking for something a little extra to help with your heating bills this winter, consider an upgrade such as an indoor air quality product or something similar. It’s easier than installing a new heater (and if yours is working fine, why would you want to?) and can make a big difference in your bottom line. Here are a few options for you to consider this winter.
Few people consider humidifiers for their homes out here, since our long summers often create the exact opposite problem. But cool temperatures pull moisture out of the air, which makes your home much more uncomfortable and forces your heater to work harder. (Dry air feels cooler than moist air.) Installing a humidifier will improve your household comfort levels, as well as giving your heating system a little leg up on handling its duties more effectively.
A thermostat is an easy upgrade to make and most professional services can do so very quickly. Nominally speaking, your thermostat might not need replacing – they’re designed to last for decades or more – but advances in the field means that you may have missed some very exciting options if yours is more than five or ten years old. That includes smart programming that tailors the temperature to match your needs and remote control via an app on your phone, allowing you to control your system from anywhere in the world.
For more information on heating upgrades for your home, call the pros at iNtelligent Air Services!