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Winter Home Comfort Tips from Air Conditioning Systems

Winter in Concord can get downright cold. Though you might opt to cuddle up with a loved one or put on an extra sweater, it can still be hard to get comfortable when the temperatures outside start to drop.

The good news is that there are effective ways to stay comfortable during the winter that don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, the team at ACS Air Conditioning Systems has written about these strategies for maintaining home comfort before. To save you the time and hassle of digging deep into our blog archives to find these words of wisdom, we’ve brought them straight to you in our easy to use guide to winter home comfort below.

Our Winter Home Comfort Guide for Concord Homeowners

As the home comfort experts, we know just what it takes to keep Concord homeowners comfortable. Check out our informative resources below for expert tips on how to get and stay comfortable this winter:

Benefits of Controlling Indoor Air Quality

It can be hard to get comfortable knowing that the air inside your home might be harmful for you and your family to breathe in. This article discusses the overall benefits of monitoring your indoor air quality and taking steps to improve it. If you think that just changing your air filter every once in awhile is enough to keep the air inside your home healthy, you may want to read this as it will surprise you.

Got Allergies? Change Up Your Indoor Air Quality to Feel Better

Changes in the weather can cause your allergies to start acting up, especially in the winter time. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma then you’ll want to find out how you can help them breathe easier with the tips in this article. Be sure to share this with someone you know who has allergies or other respiratory problems.

Benefits of Using Programmable Thermostats

Despite your best efforts, you may find it difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature without driving your energy bills through the roof. Programmable thermostats make it easier to cut utility costs in the winter as they allow you to adjust the temperature to save energy while you’re away. If you’ve ever considered purchasing a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll want to read this.

Planning a Furnace Replacement? 3 Things to Think About First

Just can’t seem to get comfortable with that old furnace? Before you buy a replacement, you’ll want to carefully consider what you need in a new heating system and what your options are. This article goes into a little more detail about 3 things you’ll need to think about before buying and installing a new furnace. This is a must-read for anyone that plans to replace their furnace in the near future.

Want to learn more about HVAC, home improvement, indoor air quality, and much more? Be sure to check back on our blog each month for informative content that will help you keep your Concord home comfortable. To connect with us or stay up-to-date with updates from Air Conditioning Systems, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

What A Preseason Heater Check Will Do For You

Here is a tip for you before the winter sets in: schedule a preseason heater check so that your furnace does not leave you and your family in the cold when you need its services most. Such a check will make sure that when the cold weather starts, you are ready and safe for the whole duration of this season. Here are other reasons that make you go for a routine heating maintenance task.

Save on Costs

Research shows that having your heating system checked before winter will cost you less than a typical repair during the winter that could have been avoided.  The cost will not be high only in terms of the cash you pay; but also the time and effort you will invest in.

It has also been found that 75% of the emergency cases that are reported to the repair centers are attributed to lack of inspection and tuneup of your heating system before the winter sets in. Failure to do this means that your system cannot operate at maximum efficiency, meaning that you will spend more on the energy bill come end month.

Prevent Breakdowns

You wouldn’t be a happy person when your heating system breaks down in the middle of the winter season. First, you may not be able to go out and look for a technician to work on it. Secondly, even if you get someone, the weather may make it hard for him or her to reach your place. This is why you need to make sure that you get a professional to perform routine heating maintenance on your system so that you do not regret later. 

Make Your Home Safe for Your Family and Guests

You must have heard about incidents where house fires have occurred due to a fault that happened in the furnace. These have ended up destroying property and in rare cases, causing deaths in homes. This is so unfortunate because the homeowners could have stopped these incidents even before they occurred. 

Faulty furnaces can emit carbon monoxide. This is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that is fatal when inhaled. During winter, your home is usually sealed up tight to prevent entry of draft, which makes buildup of carbon monoxide easy. The characteristics of this gas make it very dangerous because you may not detect it at all.

Your furnace works very hard for you all winter long. You need to make sure you perform a preseason heater check to keep it running smoothly and for it to serve you efficiently. The check will take only 30 — 45 minutes of your time and you will be able to live comfortably.