The cooler weather is upon us. Preventative maintenance combined with certain upgrades can boost the indoor comfort levels this winter. However, many people fail to invest in HVAC maintenance and are unaware of the various add-ons they can take advantage of. Failure to use a programmable thermostat and have the furnace cleaned each year hinders winter indoor comfort levels in your Union, Kentucky, home.

Not Using a Programmable Thermostat

Most of today’s modern HVAC units come with a programmable thermostat already installed in the home. If yours does not, you can have a professional HVAC specialist inspect the system to see if it is compatible with one. If it is, you can have one installed, which allows you to take advantage of being able to preset your temperature preferences.

Without a programmable thermostat, it becomes impossible to have the temperature adjusted automatically for you. This decreases indoor comfort and increases your energy bills.

Not Investing in Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance for your furnace ensures it is ready to operate with the highest efficiency. A dirty furnace can decrease indoor winter comfort, whether its a dirty filter or ductwork. A dirty filter limits airflow throughout the home, which can lead to cold spots in various rooms, plus makes your heating system work hard. Keep an eye on your filter and replace it every 3 months, or more frequently, if needed.

Not Using a Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostat

Much like a programmable thermostat, a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat allows you to have the heat in your home adjusted without you having to be there. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can adjust the temperature from a mobile device with internet connectivity. This means even if you have the temperature set to adjust while you are away, you can go into the app and increase or decrease the temperature setting with your smartphone. This is especially beneficial if you are going to be away for longer than expected.

The Furnace Doctor specializes in furnace preventative maintenance, installation, and repairs. Contact us today by visiting our website or giving us a call at (859) 652-4817.

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