During a long, cold winter, it’s natural to turn your attention to getting the most out of your furnace. And even if you’ve already found the most efficient furnace model for your home, adding supplemental furnace equipment to your HVAC installation can give a big boost to your safety, efficiency and home comfort.
Supplemental Furnace Equipment to Consider
A chimney liner prevents fume leakage and can act as a repair to a damaged or old chimney. Many high-efficiency furnaces require chimney liners, and for those that don’t, it’s an inexpensive installation.
Air filters catch and hold airborne pollutants like dust, dander, mold and fungal spores, removing them from your indoor air. Choosing the right air filter for your furnace model can prevent excessive wear and tear on your furnace’s motor, as well as optimize your home’s indoor air quality. And because furnaces get clogged up with the pollutants they catch, replacing the air filter every month or two will keep your furnace in tip-top shape.
Programmable thermostats let you concentrate your heating when you need it, while automatically dialing back the heat when the home’s empty. This allows you to minimize your energy use throughout the week.
Whole-house humidifiersprevent lung and skin irritation by helping to keep the indoor humidity at an optimal level. The humidity also helps your home hold onto heat.
A zoning system lets you heat the rooms you’re using, while letting rooms like guest rooms and home offices cool off when not in use. Why pay to heat a space no one is in?