6 Ways Entek HVAC Techs Can Make Your Home More Comfortable
You’re always looking for ways to make your home more comfortable, and this is especially true during the temperature extremes of the summer and winter. As the weather veers toward intense heat or bone-chilling cold, you’ll want to be sure you have a great HVAC system in place.
Your HVAC system—which stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system—is one of the most important ways your home can stay comfortable throughout the year. No matter what part of the world you occupy, and no matter the season, few things in your home are more important than a good-quality, well-cared-for HVAC system. There are a number of ways, besides the immediately obvious, that this contributes to the overall comfort of your home.
Here are six ways the highly trained techs from Entek can make your home more comfortable.
Let’s start with the basics: often, if you find that your home is too hot or too cold, or that you’re suffering from allergies, then a leaky duct system may be to blame. Over time, as the ducts in your home are subjected to the ordinary wear and tear of regular use, they can begin to develop small leaks through which both warm and cool air can escape. Eventually, this can put quite a strain on your HVAC system, as it dramatically reduces the efficiency of your airflow.
Dirt, dust, pet dander, pollen, and mold spores will all build up over time. While this is normal, a highly functioning HVAC system will filter the air very effectively. However, eventually, filters will become clogged and lose much of their ability to clean the air, leading to reduced air quality and an increase in allergies and respiratory illnesses.
The techs from Entek will help mitigate these problems as part of a regular maintenance program. They’ll make use of a revolutionary technology called Aeroseal that introduces airborne adhesive particles into your duct system, automatically—and safely—sealing any leaks that are present. This will improve the air quality in your home and potentially save you hundreds of dollars a year.
Basic Repair and Maintenance
While you might want to jump straight into the deep end and replace your entire HVAC system, sometimes basic maintenance and repair are all you need. Every year or so, you should have a professional technician come in and do a complete diagnostic of your HVAC system. Besides checking your ducts for leaks, they’ll inspect your electrical system, check the coils in your heater, and go down an entire checklist of other potential requirements. Then they’ll recommend any necessary repairs.
When having a diagnostic of your HVAC system performed, it’s best to do it during the off-season: summer and winter are when your HVAC techs are responding to emergency calls and are at their absolute busiest. If you have your system checked—and repaired if necessary—during the more temperate spring and autumn months, you’ll reduce your chances of needing to make one of these emergency calls.
Comfort in the home isn’t all physical. Much of it’s psychological as well, and what could bring more comfort than saving a great deal of money on your energy bill? You’ll actually find that to be a recurring theme in this article, because we pride ourselves on improving the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning, which in turn leads to plenty of money being saved.
One of the primary ways you can save money on your energy bill is through the use of modern technology. One of the chief ways Entek technicians can do this is through the installation of a high-efficiency furnace.
A high-efficiency furnace actually uses at least 30 percent less fuel and energy than older models. They are also significantly quieter.
One of the great benefits of modern technology is not having to worry about constantly adjusting the temperature of your home. With a programmable thermostat, your temperature will stay at a comfortable level using the help of a computer. Simply choose the temperature that’s comfortable for you and set your thermostat there. Your thermostat will then detect the temperature of your home and adjust it as necessary.
It can also be programmed to turn off or lower the temperature when you aren’t home. Running your thermostat on a timer is also an option. You can set it to turn on when you get up in the morning and to turn off when you go to sleep at night. Programmable thermostats are also often Wi-Fi enabled so you can make adjustments with your phone.
The HVAC techs at Entek can install programmable thermostats in your home, saving you time, money, and stress.
If you want to take the next step into modern technology, you can consider having Entek install a ductless heating and cooling system in your home. This will save you a great deal of money on your energy bill over time, and more to the point, it’ll improve the comfort of your home by giving you a space that’s just the temperature you want it to be, regardless of the time of year.
The technology is also known for its ultra-quiet sound, meaning that even if your heater is hard at work keeping your home toasty, you won’t be bothered by the sound. Because you won’t need to make use of an extensive system of ducts, you’ll also find a ductless heating system to be a massive space saver. The increase in your home value that this modern technology provides can’t hurt either.
Improved Water Heaters
Needless to say, water heaters are a big part of the comfort of your home. After a long day, you want to be able to jump in a nice hot shower and relax, not worrying about how much your energy bill is going to cost you. Chances are, however, you’re spending more than you should with an outdated water heater—they generally last about 8 to 12 years—but the techs at Entek can set you up with a new one. With a new, more efficient water heater, your hot shower will be more relaxing than ever before.