Making upgrades to the home’s HVAC system not only improves comfort and efficiency, but also builds equity. Whether you’ve just purchased your home or plan to sell in the near future, here are a few upgrades homeowners should consider.
- Wi-Fi enabled fans
Turning on a single ceiling fan to cool one room instead of powering up the AC could help reduce energy expenditures and lower monthly utility bills. A Wi-Fi enabled fan takes comfort and efficiency to another level, giving homeowners control of air circulation from their smartphone. These fans can also be used to circulate heat from the HVAC system during the winter months.
- Motion-activated air conditioning
This technology relies on motion sensors to activate the air conditioner. When there’s no movement in a room, the system automatically adjusts and turns off. Benefits of motion-activated air conditioning include:
- Reduced energy costs
- Reduced wear and tear on the HVAC system
- Increased efficiency
- Improved comfort
- Indoor air quality sensors
If you or a family member suffer from airborne allergies, indoor air quality sensors could help minimize flare-ups by providing updates about changes in indoor air quality and sending alerts signaling it’s time to replace filters. These sensors are able to detect a range of issues with air quality and could be a great way to keep asthma and allergies under control.
Zoned heating and cooling allows homeowners to adjust the temperature in particular areas or rooms of the home through their smart thermostat. If a family member spends most of their time in an upstairs bedroom, for example, then the thermostat can be set to heat or cool only that room, helping to lower energy costs.
- Whole home dehumidifier
A whole home dehumidifier is a great investment for homes located in humid areas. Dehumidifiers can help reduce the risk of mold growth, eliminate bad odors, protect furniture and antiques from excess moisture, and improve overall comfort. Homeowners can choose to control humidity in certain areas of the home using a smartphone app.
If you’re considering any of these upgrades, reach out to Blue Apple Electric for brand and system recommendations and assistance with installation.