We’re all out there looking for a bargain but sometimes a little extra cost at the beginning can save a lot of time and trouble further down the line. Don’t do without for the sake of a few dollars, but also, don’t buy every add-on that promises you a warmer, cheaper, happier home. Only you and your family can decide what’s best in the long run.
If you’re looking for a furnace installation, we might be able to assist you when it comes to add-on features. Not everyone needs or wants any extras when purchasing a new furnace. The basic cost of a furnace installation is usually enough to make most homeowners a little wary of paying for things they might not need, but it’s still worth looking at the pros and cons of having a few helpful things thrown into the deal. The benefits in efficiency, safety, and performance are very real, and for a few dollars more, you can see extensive savings over the course of the furnace’s working lifespan.
But, as with any purchase, you need to ask yourself the one important question: Is it suitable for my needs? Not all homes require zonal heating, and not all homeowners need a programmable thermostat. That judgement can only be made by you.
Five most useful add-ons you can purchase with your new furnace.
Programmable Thermostat – Up early in the cold Seattle winter? Back home late at night? There’s nothing better than coming home to a cozy, warm house. If you live alone, or the other occupants of the house are out all day this is a must have add-on. The convenience it brings to a home is fabulous, and once you have one you won’t want to live without it.
Zonal Heating – If there is a room, or several rooms, in your home that gets used more often than the others a zonal heating system is a very attractive add-on. The ability to switch heat to your favorite spot, or not to heat an unused room, can save you hundreds of dollars every year. Although, smaller homes, or homes with large families might not use this facility often.
Variable Speed Blowers – One of the most sophisticated and useful add-ons, variable speed blowers help balance out the temperature throughout the home and significantly help reduce dust in the airflow. Once classed as an expensive-to-run luxury, blowers now use technology that makes them very economical and very household friendly. Airflow throughout the home can be monitored year round at little cost, and it will increase the efficiency of other components of your system, specifically heat pumps and air conditioning units.
Air Filters – Unknown to most householders, the standard air filters that come with a furnace installation are usually economy grade. There are many types of filter that can help increase efficiency and airflow improvement. You can upgrade your system by switching to better quality products for very little cost.
Humidifier – A fantastic add-on for your health, and the health of your home. Air-moisture within a heated house over winter can decrease dramatically, and dry air can lead to long-term structural problems if not dealt with properly. Also, flu’s, colds, and other respiratory diseases are known to become more prevalent in dry air environments.
If your air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace are in need of repair call us right away. We have been in business for over 30 years helping homeowners and businesses with heating, cooling and gas furnace repair services in Seattle Washington.