Maintaining you cooling equipment is like maintaining your car. Would you let your car go without changing the oil or filters regularly? Of course you wouldn’t! Cars are a huge investment that you depend on daily and so is your home air conditioning equipment. Lack of maintenance will result in higher energy bills, higher repair bills, voided warranties, reduced comfort and air quality, unplanned service interruptions and shortened equipment life.
Cleaning and checking your equipment on a regular basis is similar to the kind of maintenance your car needs to run properly. When you properly maintain your air conditioner or heat pump equipment:
There are two different options to choose from:
Programmable thermostats are very popular today because they save energy, keep you comfy and pay for themselves in the reduction of your energy bill. Plus, they’re convenient and practical for today’s fast-paced lifestyle. The pre-programmed settings regulate your home’s temperature in both summer and winter – when you are home, asleep or away.
A non-programmable thermostat can regulate the room temperature to ONE desired temperature. You have to manually change it when you want a different setting.
What should I know about humidity?
During the heating season, moisture evaporating from your skin makes you feel cooler than normal. Low humidity can also cause dry skin and nasal passages, growth of bacteria and viruses, static electricity, damaged woodwork and more.
During the cooling season in Chicago, high humidity allows faster growth of bacteria, viruses, dust mites, mold and mildew; it causes painted surfaces to peel and woodwork to warp, buckle and rot; and it makes you feel hot and sticky. The American Society of Otolaryngology reports that it is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.
What is a humidifier?
A humidifier is a household appliance that increases humidity (moisture) in a single room or in the entire house. There are point-of-use humidifiers, which are commonly used to humidify a single room, and whole-house or furnace humidifiers, which connect to a home’s HVAC system to provide humidity to the entire house.
No doubt about it, dry air can take a toll on your family and your home! Protect your family and your home from the unhealthy and damaging effects of over dry air: Dry nose, cracked, itchy skin, and sore throats; aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms; painful static shocks; chipping paint and plaster; splitting or cracked wood floors, furniture, trim and molding. Sound familiar? Why go through another season with these problems when there is a solution. Call Precision today with any questions about installing a home humidifier in the Chicago area.