Planning for Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Comfort

Life in COVID-19 has given us the opportunity to re-think our living spaces and make them cozier, healthier and more comfortable. Let us guide you into the TOP 4 THINGS you should consider when upgrading your home. Enhance not only your comfort zone but your health with affordable options.

1. Air Conditioning

Summer is just around the corner, don’t forget about the air conditioner in your home!

With sooo many people working from home these days, it’s important to get your air conditioning right. Number One piece of advice: get it serviced so you know it is working right. Neglected and un-maintained ACs will break down when you least expect, likely on the hottest day! 

If a new Air Conditioner is what you need, look into newer models as they are more efficient, use variable technology and are environmentally safer. Right-size the AC, because oversized units don’t remove the humidity and leave your house feeling like a cave. Undersized units can leave you wanting more cool… 

 

2.  Ventilation

Breathe, breathe in the air… Clean air! Where is the best place to breathe in air? Out in a forest where the oxygen and the carbon dioxide are in the right proportions. In your house? Not unless you’re cleaning and ventilating the air. Test your home, you will be surprised by the number of particles and high level of carbon dioxide you will find. You can’t bring the wilderness into your house, but we can bring in fresh air. 

Ventilation systems for your home will do the job of bringing fresh air in, and pushing stale air out. 

We install two types of ventilation systems: HRV, heat recovery; or ERV, energy recovery. Both do a great job of ventilating and controlling carbon dioxide, moisture, smoke, cooking odours and indoor pollutants. Bad indoor air quality is not good for you.

Protect your home and loved ones by taking the extra precaution to ensure there is proper ventilation and air cleaning.

3.     Ductless Air Conditioning Technology 

There are many benefits of having a ductless air conditioning system in your home. They are very versatile cooling and heating units that can be put almost anywhere. Yes, ductless air conditioners can heat as well as cool because they are heat pumps. Big bonus is that they are among the most efficient appliances out there, as much as 2X the efficiency of a standard central system. What else? They heat, cool, dehumidify, filter and otherwise fan the air around them. Check out Afterglow’s lineup of Mitsubishi ultra-quiet ductless air conditioners.

 

4.     Heated Floors

Did someone ask about comfort? How about the absolute best way to heat homes in our Canadian winters: heated floors! The cool thing (pardon the pun) is that this technology is available without spending a fortune. We can get small spaces heating off your water heater.

The benefits of having heated floors in your home keeps the heat consistent throughout your living space, no blowing air, no radiators taking up space. 

For your next home improvement or renovation, consider upgrading to heated floors.

 

Inquire about installing these systems in your home at Afterglow by calling us down below.

519-747-7732