Winter is still a few days away, and here in Orlando, FL, it’s not exactly going to be a frozen wasteland. Even so, you’re going to be using your heater much more often than normal, which means higher bills and increased wear on the system. Some of that is inevitable, but just because you pay more to keep your home comfortable in the winter doesn’t mean you need to pay more than you should. You can improve your heating system’s efficiency before winter hits with the judicious installation of an upgrade to your existing system. We’ve provided a brief list of options below.
Thermostats are designed to last for a long time, and you may have had yours for decades with it still going strong. The one downside to that equation is that you miss a lot of the recent technological developments in the field during the last few years. Smart thermostats can connect to your WiFi, allowing you to control them from anywhere thanks to an app on your phone, or analyze your heating habits and make little adjustments to cut down on water. You’ll be surprised how much a new thermostat can help you keep your monthly costs down.
A zone control system places your ductwork into sections and allows you to heat or cool each one individually. Not only does that allow you to tailor the temperature in each section to suit individual tastes, but you can turn off the heat in parts of the home you aren’t using, helping to reduce strain and costs in equal measure. When applied over time, it can even extend the life of your system well beyond the warranty date.
If either of these options sounds like a good fit for you, call the pros at Professional AC & Heating to discuss a possible installation.