Winter continues here in Boerne, TX, with cold temperatures and snow continuing to predominate. That means higher heating bills, which can pinch you in your pocketbook even if they provide much-needed comfort from the cold. Thankfully, you can do something to cut those bills down to size. There are numerous ancillary products that can be installed by a trained professional, which will help your heater perform more efficiently. Not only does that cut down on your monthly bills, but it can help your heater last longer, as well as providing a number of additional benefits to your home. Here’s a list of upgrades to help your heating system.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
Energy recovery ventilators, or ERVs are placed in your attic, and remove stale air from your home while replacing it with fresh air from outside. A heat exchanger transfers the internal temperature from the outgoing air to the incoming air, ensuring that you don’t lose any of the comfortable warmth that your heater has generated. Basically it’s like opening a window or a door without losing any heat, and in the process, it helps your furnace retain its energy a lot better. As a result, it doesn’t have to work so hard and you can enjoy a healthy cut in your monthly heating bills: up to 40% according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Zone Control Systems
A zone control system is placed in the key spots of your ducts: where they branch off into the different rooms of your house. Each pathway has a valve and shutter, connected to a thermostat and a control panel. That lets you adjust the temperature in each room individually, or even turn off the heat in unused parts of the house, further saving your furnace a lot of stress and strain.
Talk to the pros at D’Spain for more details on exciting options like these!