Two major concerns that homeowners face today when it comes to providing their houses with warmth during the winter: how to save money, and how to have improved indoor air quality. Nobody wishes to waste money unnecessarily, and with the high cost of heating, homeowners want to find ways to cut back on those expenses. And indoor air quality is now a major health concern in the U.S., where people spend 85% of their time inside.
It isn’t difficult to find ways to heat your home efficiently and cleanly. If you turn to a quality heating service, you will find there are many methods toward achieving safe and energy-saving warmth.
Here are some ideas from Clean Air Act to improve your heating in Portland. Contact us for more information or for professional heating service in Portland, OR, including installation, maintenance, and repairs.
Maintain an energy-saving thermostat level
You might not know it, but you may have your thermostat set at a temperature that is draining power without giving you any better comfort. A recommended indoor temperature for winter during the day time is 68°F; most people will find this comfort enough with the addition of an extra layer of clothes. At night, lower the temperature to 58°F. These changes can mean savings of nearly 20% off your bill annually.
Install air cleaners
A mechanical filter or an electronic air filter can remove allergens and contaminants from your home. HEPA filters are among the best: they remove up to 99.9% of all contaminants. Electronic air cleaners ionize the air to separate smaller particles.
Go with a ductless heating system
If you are thinking of installing a new heating system, consider having a ductless mini split heat pump put in. Without ductwork, you won’t have to worry about pressure loss, inefficiency from duct breaks, or dust and dirt contamination.
Schedule regular maintenance
The best way of all to make sure your heater keeps your air clean and your budget protected is to have an HVAC technician give it an annual check-up, cleaning, and tune-up. You’ll have a heater running at its best and cleanest after each yearly visit. This will also mean fewer repair emergencies in the future.
Clean Air Act offers a three-tiered maintenance program to fit your budget needs. We install many different air filters and electronic cleaners, and also install ductless mini split systems. We are your one-stop Portland, OR heating service company when you want more efficient and cleaner performance from your heater.