Many factors are involved in keeping your HVAC system running smoothly. Proper installation and maintenance are key, but there are also a number of HVAC add-ons that can make your system run more efficiently while improving the comfort in your home.
Too much humidity makes people uncomfortable, and HVAC systems work harder. When the air has a lot of moisture, it feels hotter. As a result, we compensate by running our air conditioners for longer periods of time at lower temperatures, resulting in a higher energy bill. High humidity also creates an environment where mold and other allergens thrive.
A whole-home dehumidifier can improve your indoor air quality and help your HVAC system run more efficiently. Many systems work in conjunction with your HVAC system, and some even use the thermostat to control humidity levels.
Motion-Sensing Temperature Controls
Most people are familiar with motion-sensing lights. When there’s movement, they come on. After a set time without movement, they go off. Now your HVAC system can work the same way. When you’re at home and moving around, the motion sensors let your HVAC system run at the temperature that keeps you comfortable. When you leave and there’s been no movement in the house for a period of time, the sensors tell your system to adjust the temperature settings to use less energy.
If you’re a fan of open windows or doors — or have kids who run in and out without shutting the door — motion sensors can help you conserve energy in this area too. Some models come with sensors that can monitor doors and windows. If one is open for too long, the HVAC system is turned down or off to conserve power.
Indoor Air-Quality Sensors
Another device that can help your HVAC system run smoothly is an indoor air-quality sensor. Your HVAC system doesn’t run as efficiently when you have a lot of dust and pollutants in your air. Air-quality sensors can help you monitor particulates in the air to improve your HVAC system’s performance and your family’s health.
Need more information about any of these HVAC add-ons or have other HVAC concerns? Contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc., proudly serving Monmouth and Ocean counties for three generations.