It’s safe to say that we’ve all stayed home much more this year than we did in 2019 and unfortunately, that’s unlikely to change any time soon. That’s why it’s extra important that your home is comfortable for all members of your family. Don’t live with uneven or inconsistent temperatures or cold rooms, especially if you’ve recently added extra living space. Let’s make sure all areas of your home are pleasant and cozy!
Stay up to date with your equipment to save money and stay comfortable:
- Replace your air filters
- Clean and clear indoor vents
- Clean and clear the outdoor unit
- Reprogram your thermostat to align with winter schedules and temperature needs
- Schedule an equipment tune-up
Tip #1: Keep up with your maintenance
At Comfort Heating & Cooling, we believe strongly in the power of maintenance. While a well-maintained HVAC system won’t last forever, of course, it’ll still last a lot longer than a furnace that’s been ignored for years. What does this entail? As a homeowner, there are plenty of small actions you can take that will improve the efficiency and life of your system.
If you’d like assistance with any of these tasks, contact us for a detailed 20-point tune-up of your heating system to ensure your system runs efficiently and comfortably, which will extend the life of your furnace while saving money on your energy bills.
Tip #2: Add a ductless heat pump to additional living spaces
With the pandemic, many of us turned our garages, attics, and basements into remote workstations, classrooms for online school, home gyms, or just extra personal space. Backyard sheds and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have increased in popularity this year, too, which are a great way to add versatility to a home. Sheds —especially those designed specifically for work or recreation — can perfectly provide extra living space. For families seeking independent dwelling space, perhaps for elderly parents or adult children, an ADU or finished apartment space can create multigenerational living opportunities.
Ductless heat pumps, also called ductless mini splits, can efficiently heat and cool both entire homes and individual living areas. As their name indicates, these systems don’t require expensive ductwork so they work well in outbuildings and spaces where ducts can’t be installed. Ductless heat pumps are also convenient for areas that aren’t used continually since the system can be turned off completely to save energy. Zone controls even let family members set custom temperatures by room or area. Even better? Ductless mini splits can be added on to existing traditional systems, which makes them ideal for sheds, ADUs, or other extra living areas that aren’t connected to the main heating and cooling source or are not optimally controlled by an existing system.
Ductless mini splits have so many benefits:
- One system both heats and cools
- Generally cost less to install than a ducted system
- Can be easily installed in most cases
- Quiet operation
- Energy efficient
- Purchases may qualify for rebates and incentives
Tip #3: Clean your inside air
Indoor air quality should always be on your radar, but this year it’s especially important given the pandemic and the normal cold and flu season. Since we’re home so much now, it’s vital that we breathe fresh, clean air.
If you’re looking to improve the quality of the air inside your home, a REME Halo air purifier is an effective way to remove 99% of viruses, bacteria, and mold from the air. Prevent illnesses and reduce allergy symptoms by purifying the air you breathe all day and all night. Installed as part of a forced-air HVAC system, the REME Halo uses proprietary Reflective Electro Magnetic Energy technology to remove viruses from the air and surfaces, as well as bacteria, mold spores, and other airborne particulates. With its quiet operation and high level of energy efficiency, this system is a smart option for those looking to ensure their inside air is clean and safe. The REME Halo air purifier also:
- Cleans the air throughout an entire home, not a single room;
- Reduces 99% of sneeze germs before they spread;
- Removes strong odors from cooking; and
- Removes 99% of viruses living on surfaces thanks to zinc ions.
Plus, the REME Halo air purification system is perfect for multifamily buildings, as well as a variety of commercial buildings, including hospitals and clinics, schools, gyms, hotels, and restaurants.
Contact Comfort Heating & Cooling
Our skilled HVAC professionals can enhance the comfort of your home (or business!). Comfort Heating & Cooling has been servicing the Clackamas, Multnomah, and Clark counties since 2007. As lifelong residents of the area, we’re committed to providing our customers with fair and trusted recommendations and prices. Contact us today to schedule a tune-up and learn about ductless heat pumps or REME Halo air purifiers.
Portland’s Home Heating Experts Since 2007
Whether you’re remodeling, building a new home or simply replacing your existing heating system, you can depend on Comfort Heating and Cooling for reliable, efficient heating solutions that will last for years to come. Your new furnace will help you comfortably ride out the harshest winter while you increase the resale value of your home. We understand that no other single system in your home plays a larger role in your comfort or how much your utility bill will be. That’s why we specialize in high efficiency heating solutions that can warm your interior space in the most cost-effective way.
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November 11, 2020 Cooling, Energy Efficiency, HVAC Tips