7 Things to Look for in a Home Comfort System
As a homeowner, a home comfort system is one of the most important – and most expensive – single purchases you’ll make for your home. Having the right system is important for keeping your home comfortable, your family healthy and your energy bills a little smaller.
If you’re going to spend a lot of money on keeping your home comfortable, you want a system that isn’t going to fail you. Always buy your system from a reputable manufacturer, and from a licensed HVAC installer.
Advances in technology mean that your new home comfort system should be as energy efficient as possible. When looking for a new system, make sure to look for the Energy Star label. These Energy Star-certified products can save you up to 20% on your heating and cooling costs each year, as well as qualifying you for rebates and tax credits.
Low Noise Level
The best home comfort system is one that you hardly notice. While some furnaces can be as loud as 10 decibels (imagine the sound of a kitchen garbage disposal), newer models of furnaces and air conditioners have features and technologies that make them much quieter.
Old models of furnaces and air conditioners – and even newer but lower quality models – aren’t always great at maintaining the perfect temperature in your home. While the thermostat might say one thing, the indoor temperature in your home could be up to 7 degrees different. Systems with variable speed and two-stage features are better at controlling and maintaining temperatures.
Stable Humidity Levels
Lots of things can have an effect on the humidity in your home, from the weather outside to steam from your shower. But a good home comfort system with temperature and humidity controls is able to balance the moisture levels in your home, so it’s never too humid or too dry.
If your furnace runs on one speed setting and never changes the volume of air that it’s circulating, it’s hard to maintain proper airflow throughout your home. Any changing comfort demands just make it cycle on and off, which doesn’t fix the problem. Look for a model with a variable speed to improve air circulation.
One of the benefits of a great home comfort system is its ability to improve your home’s indoor air quality. Look for models of HVAC systems that come with air cleaners, or can have air cleaners attached to them. These can help to catch all of the small contaminants in your home’s air.
At Bryan’s Fuel in Orangeville, Shelburne, Collingwood, Owen Sound and Caledon, we offer a wide range of home comfort systems and services to make your home the most comfortable it can be.