The star of the forced air system is the furnace, but it’s only one component of many interlinking systems and parts that depend on the efficient performance of the next for overall energy efficiency, home comfort and high quality indoor air. To get the most out of a new furnace installation in your Springfield or Reston home, take a sneak peek at these supporting add-ons and extras.
Comfort and Savings
In the HVAC world of quality furnace installation, less energy and less fuss translates into greater comfort, convenience and savings, as demonstrated by these features:
- Programmable thermostat – Program thermostat temperature changes to match the daily routine of your household for carefree comfort and energy savings. An automatic setback period while you’re at work and during sleeping hours means you don’t have to fiddle with settings, you save energy and you can arrive home from work and awaken in the morning in comfort.
- Zoning system – A network of automatic duct dampers and thermostats regulates airflow to each zone in the home, so you may heat only the occupied zones as needed (e.g. heat only the bedrooms during sleeping hours).
- Modulating furnace – A modulating furnace saves fuel and electricity by precisely matching heat output and airflow with a variable-speed gas valve and blower to the heating load of the home at any given time.
Health and Safety
Make sure your HVAC professional is trustworthy and knowledgeable when it comes to indoor air quality, health and safety:
- Carbon monoxide (CO) – CO detectors should be located on each level of living space and in or near each bedroom.
- Filters – Help keep allergens, viruses, mold spores and more out of the living spaces and forced air components with a medium or high efficiency air filter.
- Venting – If you’re upgrading to a high efficiency furnace, such as a modulating furnace, make sure the chimney is protected from acidic exhaust gases. Better yet, install dedicated sidewall venting for your state-of-the-art system.
For more information about quality furnace installation in your Fairfax area home, please contact HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited Heating & Air Conditioning today.