How Your HVAC Has Your Back
You may not realize it, but your HVAC system is an integral component of your home. Your time in your home would often be miserable without it. We live in Georgia, the summers scorch through 90° and the winters can drop well below freezing, sometimes we experience all four seasons in one day. Can you imagine what your home would be like without your HVAC system? It’s uncomfortable just thinking about it!
In addition to keeping you comfortable year-round, here are a few other ways your HVAC system is there for you.
When properly maintained, a central HVAC system can decrease your energy bills by up to one-third over isolated window air conditioning or furnace units. Your system ensures that your home’s temperature remains consistent despite time of day, outside temperature, or number of guests in your home. This temperature consistency means your HVAC system is using the least amount of energy needed to keep your home comfortable, as opposed to the energy spikes that isolated units often cause.
Smart thermostats can further increase your HVAC’s energy efficiency as they learn to optimize your home’s temperature automatically based on your daily habits. They can even allow you to control your heating and cooling system through your phone or other devices when you’re out and about.
You have housework to do, children and/or pets to care for, maybe even a personal project in the works. You might have to work from home on occasion, such as during a pandemic. Imagine trying to complete such tasks while experiencing profuse sweating and heat exhaustion, or shivering and numbness from cold. Your HVAC system maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home helps to develop a productive environment in which you can stay focused on accomplishing your tasks and goals.
Your HVAC system can help protect you and the other members of your home from pollutants and allergens. Pollen, human and animal hair, plant spores, bacteria, and tobacco smoke can all build up to pollute the air in your home and affect your lungs. Your HVAC system is equipped with a filter that pulls these impurities out of the air as it is circulated through the system. As long as you replace your system’s filter each season and have your ducts cleaned every 3-5 years, your system should do a good job of maintaining your indoor air quality.
Your HVAC can also reduce the chances of mold and mildew growing inside your home by pulling out the moist, warm air and replacing it with dry, cool air. Additionally, deluxe filters, humidifiers, ultra-violet lights, and strategically placed ventilation units can further improve your home’s air quality and augment your system’s basic abilities.
Invest in Your HVAC System
With your HVAC system playing such an important role in making your home a comfortable, productive, and energy-efficient environment, it’s worth making sure it’s properly maintained. Have a professional HVAC technician do a check-up on your system every season, and get those filters replaced regularly! If you’re experiencing any issues, hearing weird noises, or would like to discuss upgrading or replacing your system, don’t hesitate to call your local Athens, GA air conditioning company, Acker Heating and Cooling.