A programmable thermostat is a simple, easy, and affordable HVAC upgrade that truly makes a difference in energy savings! Programmable thermostats, when used properly, can help you save up to $180 per year, says ENERGY STAR. Human error or apathy causes a lot of energy waste – a programmable thermostat eliminates that excuse, automatically adjusting household temperatures! When set with optimal temperatures and setbacks of 8 hours or more at one time, a programmable thermostat is sure to show the energy savings you desire. An Indiana Home Comfort Solutions pro can walk you through equipment options and provide the skilled installation needed so you can start using it right away!
Many times, an air conditioner that won’t turn on can be resolved with some simple troubleshooting by you. Power sources are commonly the problem, so check them all. Switches on the condenser and air handler, thermostat batteries, and circuit breakers. Next, make sure your thermostat is set appropriately – it should be set to COOL mode, and the temperature a few degrees lower than the current room temperature. If these troubleshooting tasks don’t restore cool air, call us at 1-317-892-6024.
Dehumidifier questions are common, because many homeowners aren’t aware of just how they function or why they are needed. Dehumidifiers draw excess moisture from the air, creating balanced humidity indoors between 30 and 50 percent. Here are some of the key benefits dehumidifiers help to create.
Dehumidifiers eliminate the humid environment where allergens thrive. In humid environments, triggers such as mold, dust mites, and mildew can exist at higher concentrations, especially when limited ventilation is an issue – this is common in bathrooms and kitchens where moisture can collect and is not always vented. Allergens that thrive due to humidity cause congestion, watery and itchy eyes, difficulty breathing, sneezing, and skin irritation. With a dehumidifier’s help, moisture is controlled, and thus allergens are drastically reduced.
By controlling moisture, dehumidifiers help to control mold and mildew growth in the home. Excessive moisture can lead to mold and mildew developing throughout the home, causing costly damage and significant health issues from exposure. Keeping your home at a balanced humidity level with a dehumidifier’s help lowers the chances of mold developing.
Dehumidifiers help to keep your home cleaner! In a balanced environment, dust is not carried throughout the home as it is when air holds more moisture. Your dehumidifier will work to reduce the amount of dust in your home, keeping it looking cleaner for longer.
Dehumidifiers help reduce air conditioning energy consumption, saving homeowners significantly on summer season electricity bills! When air is more humid, the body feels hotter – you’ll find yourself turning down the air conditioning temperature lower to cool off. Plus, the air conditioner will work to remove the excess moisture in the air, but cannot do so as efficiently as a whole home dehumidifier would, so it consumes more energy. Additionally, this will wear out your air conditioning unit quicker, creating repair costs and causing the need for replacement sooner than expected. A dehumidifier helps to conserve your cooling system and control energy costs!
Proper attic ventilation protects against many troublesome home problems, making your house more comfortable indoors. It protects your roof against damaging moisture problems, including:
In the winter, heat in your home rises – to the attic. With it comes moisture. When attics are not well ventilated, moisture collects in this area of the home. This moisture can seep into the structure of your home, affecting roofing materials as well as framing and contents of your attic.
Adequate attic ventilation allows cool, dry air from outside to come into the attic, while warm, moist air inside the attic can escape. Good attic ventilation helps keep temperatures even, preventing hot and cold spots that cause damaging ice dams where water can back up and freeze beneath your shingles.
Proper attic ventilation in winter prevents mold and mildew growth, safeguarding your family against these harmful contaminants. Eliminating moisture problems through attic ventilation works to improve indoor air quality. It also prevents the warm, damp, and dark environment that pests love, keeping rodents and insects from nesting in your attic.