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5 Furnace Accessories That Will Improve Your Home’s Indoor Environment This Winter

medium_321068461Whether you’re installing a new furnace soon or you are looking for ways to improve your indoor environment this winter, Jerry Kelly offers a number of different furnace accessories that will help you do just that. Today we’re going to talk about some of the best furnace accessories that might not already be installed with your system and how they can improve the health, efficiency and comfort of your St. Louis area home!

 

5 furnace accessories that will improve your home’s indoor environment

 

    1. Whole house humidifier. Indoor humidity levels drop dramatically during winter in the St. Louis area. When your home has low humidity, your skin will dry out, your home and furniture can be damaged and people with asthma and allergies will likely suffer from more severe symptoms. A whole house humidifier can be installed with your furnace and raise the humidity levels of your entire home, making every room healthier and more comfortable.

 

    1. Low-level carbon monoxide detector. Although most homes already have carbon monoxide detectors, the standard detectors that are most commonly installed only sound an alarm when CO levels are already dangerously high. A low-level CO detector will protect your family from chronic exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide and warn you earlier when CO levels are building up in your home.

 

    1. Whole house air cleaner. Airborne contaminants build up quickly in today’s tightly-built homes, and the standard filters that are installed in most furnaces do not protect your family from the smallest (and most dangerous) particles. A whole house air cleaner will remove up to 99 percent of the contaminants in your home’s air, which will minimize the spread of illnesses and provide your family with the healthiest air possible.

 

    1. Programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to store temperature settings for different times of the day and days of the week. This makes it easy to use energy-saving temperatures during the times of day that your home is typically unoccupied, and will even bring the temperature back up to a more comfortable setting by the time you get home. This is especially helpful during winter when the kids are at school and the adults are at work. For even more convenience and control, consider installing a WiFi programmable thermostat.

 

    1. Zoning system. Do you have specific rooms in your home that you just can’t seem to keep warm? A zoning system allows you to section off your home into separate zones that each have their own thermostat. So even if the living room reaches your desired temperature, that pesky, cold bedroom upstairs will still receive warm air until it reaches a comfortable level.

 

If you have any questions about furnace accessories, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis heating and air conditioning contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like St. Paul, St. Peters and Town and Country, MO.

 

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