Chilly weather is finally here in Riverside, CA, and while we’d never pretend that our winters are worse than those back east, we still need reliable heaters to keep our homes warm. We’re used to paying higher heating bills in the winter, since we naturally use our heaters more often, but that can sometimes blind us to the fact that we often pay more than we should. You can help lower your bills by running your heater sparingly and setting the temperature on your thermostat a few degrees lower than you otherwise might. But you can also do more. The right indoor air quality product, when properly installed by a trained professional, can do wonders for your heater, as well as providing a number of other benefits to your household. Here’s a few to give you an idea of what we mean.
Dry air is common in the winter months, when lowered temperatures drive the humidity out of the atmosphere. In addition to a host of other issues – increased vulnerability to colds and static electricity among them – it makes the air feel cooler than it actually is, forcing your heater to work harder to do its job. A whole-house humidifier is designed to spread moisture throughout the air in your home, increasing comfort levels and helping the air feel warmer. As a result, your heater won’t have to work so hard, and your monthly bills will lower accordingly.
The southland carries a lot of dust in the air, and when it gets into your heating system it can really cause damage. Friction in moving parts increases wear and tear, while burners can become clogged by dirt, lowering your system’s heating potential. A strong air filter installed in your system can cut down on all of that, as well as helping your household breathe more easily.
Call on JW Heating and Air for installation and repair services!