Your home’s heating and cooling system greatly influences your indoor comfort levels. In Corolla, North Carolina, your home can become a haven for airborne allergens that aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. Fortunately, there are simple ways to reduce indoor allergens and improve your overall comfort. While simply changing the air filter more frequently can keep your allergy symptoms under control and improve indoor comfort, there are other ways to maximize indoor comfort.
Change the HVAC Air Filter
The job of an air filter is to trap airborne contaminants before they make their way into your heating and cooling system. The filter not only improves indoor comfort by minimizing your allergy symptoms. It also enhances the efficiency of the HVAC system. The easier it is for the system to heat and cool your home, the lower your energy bills. You may be tempted to follow a once-a-month filter change schedule. But ideally, you should check it every 10 to 15 days. Any time you notice that it’s dirty, change it to maximize indoor comfort.
Upgrade the Thermostat
Another simple way to improve indoor comfort is to upgrade your standard thermostat to a programmable version. These thermostats allow you to automate temperature changes according to a schedule that suits your lifestyle. If you opt for a Wi-Fi programmable thermostat, you can adjust the temperature when you’re away from home to further increase energy savings. Want to take energy savings to the next level? Consider a smart thermostat, which learns your living patterns and makes automatic temperature adjustments.
Invest in HVAC Maintenance
The efficiency and effectiveness of your HVAC system are largely influenced by your willingness to invest in annual maintenance. Much like a car runs better after a tune-up, your HVAC system operates better after maintenance. When your system runs better, it does it’s job maintaining your home’s signature comfort. It also operates more efficiently. As a result, you pay lower energy bills.
Contact North Beach Services Heating and Cooling at (252) 429-5325 to schedule your next HVAC maintenance session. Our service technicians will help you discover upgrades that can maximize indoor comfort.
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