- Comfortec Heating and Air Conditioning - Red Deer
- Add Ons
HVAC systems can include more than just furnace, air conditioner and ductwork, the essential components for heating and cooling your home.
HVAC add-ons can add more comfort to your home for areas of concern such as air quality, humidity levels, improved-temperature distribution throughout the home as well as add convenience and reduce energy consumption.
We can help you find the right products that suit your requirements for better comfort.
A smart thermostat can be a valuable upgrade compared to conventional thermostats for increased energy savings and comfort.
A programmable thermostat allows you to automatically adjust the temperature setting based on the time of day. This allows you to lower or raise (depending on the season) the temperature during hours when you’re at work and have the desired temperature just before you get home. Some models can track your day-to-day activities and give you insight as to where you can further reduce energy usage.
With Wi-Fi enabled thermostats, managed with an app, you can adjust the temperature almost anywhere at anytime.
Winter in Alberta creates very dry levels of humidity, a problem which exacerbates respiratory problems, causes dry itchy skin, chapped lips, increased static electricity, not to mention the issues it presents for wood furniture or floors.
Yes, if you’ve lived through a winter in Red Deer you are fully aware of those problems and more associated with dry air conditions.
The best solution to increase humidity in your home is a whole house humidifier which is attached to your HVAC system, never needing to be refilled unlike room humidifiers. A humidifier will add much more comfort to your home and as an added bonus, humid air transfers heat more efficiently so your furnace will work less reducing energy consumption.
Although our climate is dry there are some instances where a dehumidifier is needed. Some older homes have too much humidity, typically noticeable in basements. Humid air is an optimum environment for dust mites, mold and mildew, which can be dangerous. It also creates an unpleasant musty odour.
Dehumidifiers pull moisture from the air, opposite to humidifiers, increasing the comfort level and improving the issues created by too much humidity.
Zone control can help you better regulate temperatures in every room in your home. For example, you may have a spare bedroom that is rarely used. Zone control will allow you to set a preferred temperature for zoned areas within your house.
If you are presently closing registers in rooms that aren’t occupied to regulate temperature you will actually waste more energy and change the pressure of the HVAC system which was built and designed to include all rooms for heating and air conditioning.
A zone control system will allow you to only heat or cool individual areas of your choosing, as opposed to the entire house - increasing your energy efficiency.
A new HVAC system comes with a good filter but it is unable to capture smaller or microscopic airborne contaminates. Air purifiers can significantly improve your indoor air quality, especially helpful in homes with pets and family members who suffer from respiratory disorders including asthma and allergy.
A quality air purifier will also reduce common pathogens such as influenza and the common cold and streptococcus aureus.
You’ll breathe easier and have improved air quality with an air purifier included on your HVAC system.
You can further improve air quality by adding a UV lamp in addition to an air purifier. UV light effectively kill many strains of microbiological organisms and eliminate up to 98% of germs.
UV lamps are directly connected inside your HVAC system and will destroy any mold or bacteria that can collect on the inside coils of your heating and cooling system.
Today’s homes feature better insulation, sealed windows and doors, all are very important to reduce heat loss and improve efficiency. The obvious downside is that there is less fresh air entering the home compared to older houses.
A heat recovery ventilator will continually remove the stale air, and airborne pollutants (dust, pet dander, VOC's), inside the home and replace it with filtered clean warm air.
You’ll notice better, healthier indoor air quality and also minimize energy loss when trying to increase fresh air into your home.
If you’d like to cool your bedroom or other area in your home but don’t want to install an air conditioner or add ductwork for cooling we recommend a ductless wall mount air conditioner.
A ductless air conditioner provides excellent cooling and heating comfort and is a very cost effective alternative if you need additional ductwork. Wall mounted units are easy to install and feature quiet operation. Some models even offer control apps which you can operate from your smart phone or tablet.
We offer affordable financing for HVAC equipment.
Fast and simple financing featuring competitive rates and flexible plans to choose from.