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3 Upgrades to Your Heating System

Winter in Dover, DE is never easy, even when it gives us a break like it did around Christmastime. The better your heater is prepared for the slings and arrows Mother Nature can throw at it, the more easily you can keep your home and family safe and warm. Replacing your heater may not be in the cards this winter, especially if your existing heater is firing on all cylinders. That doesn’t mean you can’t give it a boost however. Upgrades to your heating system cost less to install and can be completed quickly by a trained professional, but can also do wonders for your monthly costs and for reducing strain on your system overall. Here are 3 potential upgrades you should consider if you want to give your furnace a boost this winter.

1.     Thermostats

Thermostats are designed to last for decades, and if yours is still going strong after many years, that’s fantastic. But the downside to that longevity is that you may be missing out on some fantastic new features, such as smart programming and the ability to control the system from anywhere in the world using a remote app on your phone. If your thermostat is more than 10 years old, take a look at what a new one can do for you.

2.     Energy Recovery Ventilators

Energy recovery ventilators and heat recovery ventilators are used to swap the stale air inside your home with fresh air outside, using a heat exchanger to keep the temperatures the same. This prevents that stale feeling when we button up our homes in the winter, as well as reducing energy use from your heater by up to 40% in some cases.

3.     Humidifiers

Low humidity occurs whenever the temperatures drop, leaving dry air that cracks your skin and leaves your sinuses vulnerable, as well as increasing static electricity. A humidifier corrects these issues, as well as helping your home feel warmer and giving your heater a break in the process.

To install or repair any of these devices, give Atlantic Refrigeration a call today!

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