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If the above line is true, Hibersense may be right for you. Here at K & S Heating and Air, we are one of the first ten dealers in the United States to sell Hibersense. This new technology is able to provide you comfort to each room of your home, when you desire it. Make sure that if you have any questions about your HVAC system or options, to contact us. We can advise you on the options that you have, and what is best for your home. If you notice that your regular heating and air conditioning system is no longer working efficiently, make sure to look into the option of Hibersense for your home.

The Hiber Sensors can track data such as the temperature, humidity, light, and air quality for each room of your home. By monitoring the climate of each room, you can help to stay comfortable and healthy. This system also can have vents that help the system operate efficiently. The Hiber Vents can help adjust the airflow for each room of your home. This also helps to ensure that the rooms are at the perfect climate and temperature. This helps any empty rooms from being over-conditioned in order to make other rooms of the home ideal.

The HiberHub is another important feature of this system. Here, the system can efficiently control the HVAC unit to help ensure that the temperature is at the ideal amount you have programmed in. It also helps to make sure that the HVAC unit is operating correctly, which also helps extend the life of it as well. When it operates efficiently, parts and components do not wear down as quick. The app will also help you to adjust and control the different climates in your rooms and home. Over time, Hibersense can learn your schedule and preferences for each room. This will help keep the home as efficient and comfortable as possible.

How Programmable Thermostats are Important for your Home


Programmable thermostats are important when you want to keep your HVAC system in your home working efficiently. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature for certain hours of the day, and days of the week. This is beneficial if your schedule is generally consistent from day to day. If your work week is the same each day, you can set the thermostat to be at the ideal temperature once you arrive home. It will also help to reduce costs because the system will not be operating when you are not home.

There are several different makes and models of programmable thermostats on the market. If you are unsure, you can always contact us for the correct one that would be beneficial for your home and lifestyle. Working from Monday to Friday, and having the weekends off is a good schedule for a 5-2 or a 5-1-1 model. This allows Monday through Friday to be programmed the same, while setting the weekend differently. Reducing the amount of time that the system operates will help you to save on monthly energy costs as well.

Another benefit of a programmable thermostat can be that you can set or change it from a smart phone or tablet. This allows you to make changes, without having to be right next to the thermostat. If you are coming home earlier or later than originally planned, you can access it on your phone to adjust the temperature as needed. You can even change the temperature if you are in another room of your home and want to adjust it. A programmable thermostat can also help to alert you to important maintenance as well, like when the filter should be changed. This helps you to keep the system operating correctly so you have the best air in your home.

Filter Maintenance will help the HVAC System


If you want to take the best care of your HVAC system as possible, make sure to inspect the filter. Not only should the filter be inspected on a regular basis, but it should also be changed when recommended. This will help to ensure that the air that is going through your home is clean and of good quality. Without a filter, dirt and dust can get into HVAC system. This will then be redistributed back into the air of your home. You may notice the air difficult to breath at times. The dirt and dust can also damage the parts and gears of the HVAC system as well.

Always remember to replace the filter based on the recommendations. If you have pets in your home, or someone smokes, the filter should be changed more often. You will want to get a filter that is the correct size and type for your HVAC system. If it is not, the system will not be able to perform at the best efficiency that it otherwise could be. We can also recommend and advise what filter is needed for the system in your home.

If the filter becomes dirty between changes, you can clean the filter. You can vacuum the dirt and dust off of the filter. This will help keep the air circulating through the system properly. When the filter becomes too clogged, the system will have to work hard to pull the air through the filter and ductwork. It can also lead to parts failing prematurely and a costly repair bill as well. If you notice any odd noises from the system when it operates, always be sure to contact us. We can inspect it and find the source of the problem to repair.

Spring Care for your HVAC System


After a long winter, you will want to make sure you HVAC system is still operating efficiency. As the seasons change, you will want to make sure that your system is operating as efficiently as possible. There are several parts and components that you should inspect regularly. The best thing to do is contact us so we can inspect the system for you. Doing so will help to ensure that everything is working efficiently. We can also recommend when various maintenance inspections should be done for the system.

Check the Air Conditioner

In the spring is a great time to have to have the air conditioner inspected for preventative maintenance. Before turning the air conditioner on, you will want to make sure it will be ready to operate and produce cool air. You will want to ensure that when you flip on the air conditioner, it will cool your home as you want. We can inspect the ductwork, thermostat, and filter of the system. Always remember to change the filter on a regular basis. Running the HVAC system without a filter can cause damage to the gears and parts of the system.

Keeping the ductwork clean is important for the efficiency of the system, as well as air quality. If the ductwork is full of dirt and dust, then it will be distributed back into the air of your home. This can be difficult breathing if you or anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. Also inspect the ductwork for any cracks or damage that it might have. Damage to the ductwork allows the air to escape from them. You may also notice an increase in your monthly energy bill as well. That is because the HVAC system will have to work harder to produce the air that it is set at.

Keeping the Air in your Home Clean with an Air Purifier


Having clean air to breathe in is important. There are several pollutants in the air that can trigger asthma or allergy symptoms for a person. When you have an air purifier, you can help to reduce these issues and breathing problems. Some asthma triggers can include dirt, dust, dry skin, household cleaners, pet dander, and paint products. If you notice anyone who suffers an asthma attack more often than normal, the air in your home might be to blame. These particles recirculate through the air in your home, and can be inhaled and cause symptoms. By increasing the airflow in your home, you can help reduce the chance of an asthma attack. Using HEPA filters can also reduce indoor air pollution in your home as well.

The air purifier can have the air pass through it, and then collect the pollutants. After it does that, the air is then recycled back into your home again, with the pollutants removed from it. This is important, especially if anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. Those who are elderly, or small infants can be the most prone to breathing issues in your home.

Air purifiers can be either portable, or whole home purifiers. Whole home ones are installed along with your existing HVAC system. This can help clean the air, as the HVAC system is operating as well. If you have one area of the home, like the kitchen, a portable air purifier may be best for that. No matter what questions you might have, make sure to contact us about them. This can help you to have the best air quality in your home. Having good air quality will also help them home to be enjoyable to be in as well.

Knowing what Needs Inspecting for your HVAC System


In the spring, make sure that you have the HVAC system properly inspected and maintained. Doing so will help to make sure that everything is working efficiently when you go make the switch from heat to cool. There are several parts that you will want to make sure are always in the best working condition. You can contact us so we can inspect them. Between visits you can also take a look at them incase there is a large issue. Never ignore an issue, because it can lead to further time, money, and stress in the long run.

The filter will have to be changed regularly. If you have pets or people in your home use tobacco products, you will want to change the filter every month. You can change the filter every three months if you do not have pets or use tobacco. Changing the filter will help to keep the air as clean as possible when you are in the home. Always make sure that you get a filter that is the correct size for your HVAC system. Doing so will help it to work effectively as possible. A filter that is too small or too large can cause issues in the long run.

Another important thing to check this spring is the thermostat. If you are looking to buy a new one, a programmable thermostat offers several benefits. You can set the temperature in your home to decrease and increase, based on your schedule. If you have the same hours at work, you can set the temperature so it is at the ideal degree when you arrive home from work. When you have a programmable thermostat, you can also help to reduce overall monthly energy costs for your system.

What is an Air Purifier?


Keeping the air in your home as clean as possible is important. This will help it to be easy to breathe, as well as being comfortable in your home. If you notice the home feels like it is moldy, dusty, or has an odd odor to it, a whole home air purifier may be needed for it. Sometimes just controlling the moisture and humidity in your home with a humidifier or dehumidifier can solve the issue. An air purifier can also remove the particles of the air that contain pollutants like dust or pollen. There are even options to have a small portable air purifier, that can clean the air in one area or room of the home.

The main purpose of an air purifier is to remove the pollutants from the air of the home. These can vary on a variety of things. Some particles it might remove are dust mites, bacteria, mold, and animal dander. The air cleaner can also remove things from the air like adhesives, pesticides, and varnishes that have a gaseous pollutant odor to them. If there is anyone in your home sensate to allergens or asthma, you will benefit from an air purifier. Another way you can you can help prevent dust and allergens in the air is to make sure that you vacuum your home regularly. This will help keep dust, dirt, and other allergens to a minimum. You should also follow preventative measures that include proper sanitation, not smoking indoors, and cleaning on a regular basis.

As the purifiers remove the pollutants from the air, they use filtration, electrostatic precipitation, and ionizing to accomplish this. Any purifier that is filter based is a healthy and effective option at cleaning the air in your home. If you have any questions about air purifiers for your home, make sure to contact us.

Clean Filters will Improve your Home


When you have your HVAC system maintained and inspected, make sure to have the filter checked. The filter is an important part that should never be forgotten about. It is designed to help collect dust, dirt, and other pollutants that are in the air of your home. It will capture and make sure that they are removed from the air you breathe. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma in your home, you will notice that the air is less than ideal. You will want to make sure that you follow the recommended maintenance schedule for your HVAC system. That way we can inspect it to help ensure everything is working correctly, and as it should be.

Knowing what size filter you need for your HVAC system is important. That way, you can help ensure it fits correctly within the HVAC system. If the filter is too large or small, then the furnace will not operate, as it should. It may also cause the system to work harder than it should, because the filter is incorrect for it. You can find out what size filter is needed for your system. You can check either the filter that is already installed, the recommendation based on your furnace, or you can contact us.

The filter will need to be checked often to make sure it is clean and working as well as it can. If the filter is clogged, then it will have issues with air passing through it and into the system. This can cause extra strain and stress on the parts of the furnace as well. Remember that you should never run the system without have a filter installed. This would mean that the dirt gets into the system and could do damage to it. If you have questions about your HVAC system, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you.

Make sure to Notice Odd Noises


The HVAC system is important in your home because it will help keep the air warm or cool, depending on what season it is. The last thing you will want is an unexpected breakdown when you least expect it. To help prevent that, regular maintenance checks will increase the efficiency of the system. If you are not sure if the system is efficient, just take a look at your monthly energy bill. When the system has issues, you may notice that the bill is much higher. This could be the result of the system running all the time, leaks in the system, and that there is an issue with it. When you notice a problem, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you.

Parts that Grind

A grinding or thud noise can be one of several things. It will typically mean a part is failing, and will need to be replaced. It is best to have this done by a professional. Also be aware of when the noise happens. Sometimes the noise is only a few seconds as the system turns on. Other times the noise could be the entire time the system is operating. No matter what noise or sound you hear, it is best to have it inspected before a larger issue occurs.

When there is a humming noise from the HVAC system, there could be an issue with the filter. The filter should be inspected to make sure it is not clogged or full of dust. Also make sure to follow the regular maintenance schedule for your HVAC system. This should also include changing the filter when it is recommended. Not only does it help the system operate, it also helps keep the air as clean as possible in your home.

Keeping the Filter Clean


The filter is designed to keep the air in your home clean, as well as help your HVAC system. As air passes through the filter, the dust and dirt is collected in the filter. The rest of the air continues through the hvac system and then is redistributed to the rest of your home. This will help keep the air clean and easy to breathe. If you notice any issues with breathing, it could be caused by the air in your home. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma, then poor air quality is easily noticed. The filter will also help capture other things like poor odors, pet dander, and pet hair.

The filter should be inspected on a regular basis. Make sure to change the filter when it is recommended. It would become clogged with dirt and dust, and will no longer be efficient. Never run the HVAC system without a filter installed. This can do damage to the system. Without the filter to collect those things, the dirt and dust can go through the system, and cause damage to the operating parts and components. It can result in costly repairs needing to be done to your HVAC system as well. Also make sure the filter is the correct size. If you are not sure what size it should be, we can advise you on it.

Notice any odd sounds that the system might make. If the filter is clogged, the system might be working harder to get air to move through, thus resulting in straining sounds from the system. Anytime you notice an issue with the HVAC system, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the system to help ensure everything is working efficiently for you in your home.

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