Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on what makes you grateful. You may find yourself acknowledging the blessing of a comfortable bed at night or a sturdy roof that keeps raindrops from falling on your head. At Ernst Heating & Cooling, we’re grateful for HVAC systems. Sure, they might not be an obvious line item on your gratitude list, but your HVAC system plays an important role in keeping you and your family comfortable and happy. When you’re counting your blessings, let’s remember why we need to include our HVAC systems.
1. Your HVAC system keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer
The Midwest is known for its temperature swings. We might feel like Florida in the summer with high temperatures and high humidity, while our winters can leave us shivering like our friends in Alaska. Thanks to a working HVAC system, we can enjoy indoor comfort, no matter what’s happening outside. Remember, regular HVAC maintenance can help your system do a better job of keeping you comfortable and may add years to its lifespan!
2. Your indoor air quality is better with HVAC
On average, Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, and that number can go up when the weather outside becomes frightful. You may think air pollution is an outdoor problem, but studies show that certain air pollutants are two to five times higher indoors. Your HVAC system tackles air quality concerns as it circulates comfortable air throughout your home. Whether you’re relying on just the HVAC system air filter or you’ve invested in advanced air filter technology, you can thank your HVAC system for keeping your indoor air cleaner and healthier.
3. A good HVAC system can save you money on your energy bills
We’re all feeling the heat of inflation, and that can lead us to turn down our thermostats to uncomfortable levels this winter. There’s no need to shiver at home, especially when HVAC technology is improving and becoming more energy efficient each year. If your HVAC system is more than 15 years old, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Fortunately, newer HVAC technology can save you money on your monthly energy bills.
4. Your HVAC system is safer than other heating and cooling methods
If you’re relying on your fireplace to keep you warm, you’re probably discovering its limitations. Space heaters may be helpful, but even the newest models should only be used when someone is nearby. Of course, your oven may make the kitchen warm at dinnertime, but it should never be used as a warming device. If your home isn’t staying warm, Ernst Heating & Cooling can troubleshoot the problem and offer solutions for your family and budget.
5. Today’s HVAC units offer 21st-century technology
Ernst Heating & Cooling has been serving the area for more than 70 years, and we’ve seen a few upgrades in heating technology over our history. A programmable thermostat means you’re not paying money to keep an empty home warm during the workday or while you’re on that holiday trip. Many HVAC systems are offering smart thermostats, which let you program the temperature on your smartphone. These smart thermostats can even automatically adapt to changes in your schedule.
Give thanks with regular care and maintenance
You can show your HVAC system some gratitude by scheduling regular tune-ups with Ernst Heating & Cooling. Also, replace your air filter regularly and call us if you notice noises like clanking, rattling, or humming.
During this season of gratitude, we at Ernst Heating & Cooling are thankful for our customers. Thank you for trusting us with your home and family’s comfort. If your HVAC system is being a turkey – or if you forgot to schedule your fall tune-up – call us at 618.217.1836 or schedule an appointment online here.