Monthly Archives: May 2013

Save Time, Shop Online: Home Comfort Introduces Its New and Improved Filter Webpage

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Over the past few months, the tech team at Home Comfort has been working hard on a new and improved version of our online filter sales webpage. As of this month, our filter page is up and running with more sizes and brands of filters available for purchase than ever before! As an added convenience to our customers, we have made our filters available for purchase and delivery to any part of the contiguous forty-eight states.

Changing your air filter regularly is an important part of the overall maintenance of your HVAC system, and it’s a good idea to keep extra filters handy, in case they need to be replaced between regular maintenance visits. Since air filter access points are usually discreetly located, it can be easy to forget to change your filter on a regular basis – especially when you add a trip to the hardware store for a new filter to an already busy schedule. Home Comfort can take away some of that hassle by delivering a case of air filters directly to your door!

Never thought of keeping a whole case of filters handy? Buying goods in bulk is a common way for families to stock up on groceries and other essentials at a lower price. Why not give buying filters in bulk a try, too? Our air filters webpage offers many of our filters by the case, which keeps our prices competitive and puts less strain on your wallet in the long run. Other brands on our site, such as our Aprilaire selection, are still only available for purchase in single units, but we work hard to make sure the prices for our individually packaged filters are a bargain, too.

Do you need a custom-sized filter? Or maybe a filter with a specific MERV rating? Don’t fret! If you don’t see the filter you need on our website, contact us by phone or email. We may be able to place a special order just for you!

Programming Your Thermostat: Maximize Your Home Efficiency

Honeywell Prestige Thermostat

Honeywell Prestige Thermostat

It can be easy to overlook that little panel on the wall that controls your home’s heating and air conditioning. Homeowners be warned – that thermostat could be costing you hundreds of dollars every year if it is not properly programmed.

Programmable thermostats can help make your home feel more comfortable and allow you to save energy as well. In order to get the most out of your digital thermostat, it helps to have some advice on how to properly use it.

Programmable thermostats respond to changes in the home’s temperature, so you do not want to install it anywhere near a window or a vent. The air blowing directly on the thermostat could give it a false reading.

When you program your thermostat, be sure to set it to energy-efficient temperatures for extended periods of time. Lower the set point during the eight hours you and your family will be sleeping, as well as the eight hours you are at work and your children are at school. Raise the set point for the times when you and your family are home in the morning and evening. To make your home a little warmer during the day on weekends and holidays, use the manual adjustment to raise the temperature slightly.

Many homeowners also find programmable thermostats convenient for keeping the house comfortable for pets, and warm enough to prevent water pipes from freezing and bursting when they are away on vacation. Your digital thermostat may even have a vacation feature that allows you to create a temperature program for use during these times. If so, be sure to use it to maximize the efficiency of your thermostat.

During a routine maintenance, Home Comfort technicians are happy to take a look at your thermostat’s programming and help set it to be more comfortable and energy efficient. The savings you get from a proper thermostat control system can more than pay for the cost of maintenance. We offer a full line of thermostats with a variety of features. We even have thermostats you can control using your computer or smart phone! We can help you choose the best model for your home and lifestyle. Call us today to schedule a money-saving appointment!