Everyone knows Texas is hot, but as we’ve seen all too recently, it can get cold here too! The Darville Company is your source for all things heating and air to make sure you stay warm into the spring. You may not realize that an HVAC unit can include many accessories to help enhance your comfort and convenience. They can even help you breathe easier and save you money. Let’s explore a few of the HVAC add-ons that can make life easier!
Air purifiers go beyond regular filters and scientifically clean the air. As air passes through the purifier, ions attach themselves to dust, mold, pollen, and other contaminants. This process is able to make your air much cleaner than a traditional filter. It’s a great option for those with allergies and has been shown to eliminate up to 90% of airborne viruses as well.
The opposite of humidifiers, dehumidifiers make the air drier. It doesn’t seem like this would be necessary for West Texas, but keeping bathrooms dry can still be important after a long, steamy shower. Dehumidifiers not only reduce the risk of mold or mildew but also make it easier to vacuum dust or other contaminants from the air.
A programmable thermostat has a lot of advantages. You can set it to get warm or cool when you aren’t even home. Set it to your desired temperature so it’s comfy when you arrive. You can also save money by making sure your HVAC isn’t running when you’re not home. Many models these days even allow you to control it from an app on your smartphone, like the recently launched American Standard Home app!
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
All homes should have fire alarms, but do you have a carbon monoxide alarm as well? Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can be deadly to breathe. CO alarms are especially important for homes that use gas, as a leak could turn fatal before you even know what’s happening. It’s also a good idea to have a CO alarm if you use your chimney or fireplace with any regularity.
UV lamps are another way to clean the air, along with filters and purifiers. A UV light works to sanitize the air by killing tiny organisms and eliminating up to 98% of germs. This can help keep your entire unit clean, from the inside of your home to your ducts and the HVAC system itself.
Ventilators are used if you want to allow some air to come into your house from outside. Many people try to keep their home sealed as tightly as possible, but there are advantages to letting fresh air from outside into your home. Ventilators help pull the fresh air in while pushing pollutants out.
Zoning systems help ensure the rooms in your home that are being used are the ones kept at the right temperature. If the third bedroom is hardly ever used, why pay to keep it warm or cool? When company is gathered in the living areas, make sure those rooms are the most comfortable. Zoning systems can work in conjunction with a programmable thermostat to promote comfort and efficiency.
Ductless air can serve a couple of purposes. It’s great if you want to hyper-zone your home, with heating or cooling units in every room. The other purpose is for specific rooms where the ducts might not reach. Like a garage, basement, or possibly a sunroom. These areas can stay comfortable thanks to a ductless system.
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As you can see, there are LOTS of accessories when it comes to your HVAC! Darville can help you find the ones that work for you! Call us for an appointment today at 432-580-9675. The Darville Company is the Higher Standard!