We’ve all been spending a lot more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, making home comfort a top priority for many. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we’re always focused on your comfort and safety while trying to find the best solutions for your budget.
As we head into a new year while still being encouraged to stay home, we thought it would be fitting to offer some tips for assessing your home’s comfort and making decisions on possible equipment upgrades. We want to help in any way we can to set you up for a comfortable and safe 2021.
Home Comfort Assessment
It’s easy to perform a quick assessment of your home’s comfort and efficiency in regard to your HVAC system and air quality. Our technicians are also available to perform a more detailed, thorough safety and efficiency assessment.
For a quick assessment, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is there excessive dust in the home?
Excessive dust in your home could simply be a sign that you need to change your furnace filter, or it could be a sign that it’s time for duct cleaning.
- Is the air overly dry or humid?
Overly humid or dry air is a sign that the humidity levels are off in your home, and that can be combatted with either a humidifier or dehumidifier. We offer the industry’s best whole-home solutions for both.
- Are there any lingering odors in the home?
Lingering odors such as smoky, musty, or moldy smells could be a sign of debris and moisture buildup in your air ducts, which can be solved with duct cleaning, or it’s the presence of potentially harmful particles and bacteria in the air. The latter can be combatted with whole-home air purification and filtration systems.
- Are there any rooms that tend to be warmer or colder than others?
Certain rooms that remain cold when the heat is on or warm when the air conditioning is on are a sign of an inefficient system that’s not able to keep up with the demands of your whole house. It’s best that one of our technicians come to your home to assess your system. There’s also a chance that you have drafts in your home that can be taken care of with caulk or new weatherstripping.
- Have utility bills been high lately?
Like hot and cold pockets in the home, high utility bills are also a sign of an inefficient and/or poorly maintained HVAC system.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, Jennings Heating and Cooling has solutions that can help.
Other Signs it May be Time for a New HVAC System
- The system frequently cycles on and off
- The furnace and/or air conditioner is loud when running
- You’ve had a lot of problems with your system lately; frequent repairs needed
Solutions for Better Home Comfort
Whether there’s a problem with your furnace or air conditioner that needs to be fixed, or your system is beyond repair and it’s time for a new one, our technicians will determine the best plan of action to get you the efficient system you want and need. We offer efficient furnaces and air conditioners from the industry’s leading brands.
The combination of cold, dry winter air outside and forced furnace heat inside the home can make for a dry environment. Conversely, hot air outside and cold air blasting inside can make for a humid environment. Whole-house dehumidifiers or humidifiers are the solutions for your home.
Different than air filters, air purifiers actually sanitize and clean the air by helping to eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and help to reduce asthma symptoms, allergies, and bad odors in the home.
Reduce dust particles floating around in the air that end up on your furniture and countertops with an air filtration system. The air filtration systems we offer work directly with your HVAC system to trap particles and foster a cleaner home environment.
Let’s Set Up an Appointment
Interested in optimizing your home’s comfort and efficiency to enjoy in the new year? We’d love to assess your current HVAC system and come up with a plan. Contact us today to learn more or set up a consultation.