It’s always difficult to say “goodbye” to the summer and look past the fall toward the beginning of cold weather. But if you have an effective heating system ready to warm your home through the winter, those goodbyes won’t be so bad. To make your life even easier for the upcoming cold weather, you can have upgrades for your heating system with the assistance of the professionals at APC Plumbing & Heating.
Below are some of our suggestions for heating upgrades, large and small, that will make your winter more enjoyable and energy-efficient. Be sure to include a pre-season maintenance visit for your heater as part of your winter preparations: the best “upgrade” for any heater is to make sure it remains in the best condition possible.
Add Zone Controls
When the central heating in a home turns on, it distributes warmth to all the rooms that are connected to the ventilation system. This means energy is wasted on spaces that don’t require it, such as empty guest rooms. However, if you add a zone control system to your home, you can shut off heat to different rooms and only warm up the places that need it. To install zone control, professionals place dampers inside the ductwork and hook them up to individual thermostat, which then network into a central control. You’ll have a more even spread of heat, save money on heating bills, and give people in your home the ability to control the temperature to their liking wherever they are.
Upgrade the Thermostat
Do you still have an old manual thermostat with sliders and dials? Or a standard digital thermostat without programmable features? Then it’s time to change to a higher technology model that will help with precision temperatures and energy-saving features. A wide selection of thermostats exist for professional installation, including “smart” thermostat that develop their own energy-conserving programs and which can operate wirelessly, giving you control from anywhere you have Wi-Fi access.
If you are considering a full replacement for your heating system, now might be the ideal time to opt for a ductless mini split heat pump. Like any heat pump, it works as both a heater and air conditioner, making it a great double comfort solution. The lack of ducts (ductless systems use blower units mounted in the different rooms) means higher quality indoor air, zone control, less loss of heat, and greater space in your home.
There are many ways that our technicians at APC Plumbing & Heating can assist you with updating your heating system in Denver. Contact us today to find out more, and also to arrange for you annual pre-season maintenance visit.