Finding the right location for your thermostat is important for maximizing central heating and cooling system performance. An incorrectly placed thermostat will give you false readings, reducing comfort and wasting energy. To ensure your thermostat is in the right location in you home, follow these simple rules:
By following these simple steps you can ensure your heating and cooling system are affected by false thermostat readings.
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During our hot Connecticut area summers the air quality often gets worse as the temperature rises. As the sun’s rays heat the outdoor air, excess chemical compounds mix with the air’s naturally occurring nitrogen oxide, resulting in a toxic soup of harmful ground-level gases. The risk is greatest to those who suffer from respiratory ailments. Add this pollution a high concentration of allergens like pollen and mold already present in the air and you'll be ready to take refuge indoors.
While the indoors may be the better place to breath easier during the hot weather, some of the same airborne particles and gases can become trapped inside your home - in some cases they can be in even higher concentrations than outside.
A whole-house air cleaner can provide homeowners with much needed relief from the many potentially harmful airborne particles inside the home, dramatically improving the quality of indoor air. Working in conjunction with the home's HVAC system a whole house air filter can provide hospital-grade air purification. A removable media filter eliminates more than 95% of allergy-aggravating particles from indoor air. While an electronic purifier reduces ground-level ozone, an unhealthy gas.
While your furnace air filter does a sufficient job of trapping dust and dirt, its main purpose is to keep the inside of your furnace clean to protect the burner, belts and motor. To really have healthy indoor air there are other important systems to consider. These include:
Electronic air cleaners work by charging the particles and killing pathogens like bacteria, viruses and mold. By continuously filtering out pollutants, allergens and pathogens in your home, you'll have cleaner, healthier air.
When the air inside your home is too dry you may experience dry, chapped skin, upper respitory irritation and increased allergies from dust and airborne particles.
A Carrier steam output humidifier is a good choice for larger homes or when you want more precise control over humidity. The humidifier flows water between electrodes to create steam which is then dispersed into the ductwork. This design uses an easy to replace canister system and can be managed by your system's thermostat.
Germicidal UV lamps use ultra violet light to kill mold and bacteria. They kill the organisms that can grow on the indoor coil of your cooling system. Eliminating these germs will not only improve your air quality, it will increase HVAC system performance as well.
During the hot, sticky summer months, ventilators quietly replace stale indoor air with fresh outside air using the outgoing air to precondition incoming air, which helps keep your system efficient. Using specially designed, treated paper cores, they are also able to reduce humidity from the air before it enters your home.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless and highly toxic gas. The Carrier® CO alarm uses sophisticated sensor technology to detect and record levels of CO.
You can monitor the current CO level in your home on a large, easy-to-read digital display. When dangerous levels of CO are present, a loud, audible alarm alerts you and your family automatically.