The heating and cooling industry has seen a revolution over the past decade. Heating and cooling once defined the industry, but today, many contractors, builders and homeowners need to consider a variety of air quality factors when planning and installing new systems. In fact, the old “heating and cooling” school of thought has largely ceased to exist-replaced by the “Indoor Air Quality” philosophy that embraces all aspects of heating, cooling and overall comfort, health, energy efficiency and protection of home furnishings.
At Vander Hyde, we view Indoor Air Quality as a four-part system consisting of temperature control, humidity control, ventilation and filtration. All of the products we install are engineered to work together to create a comprehensive, intelligent Indoor Air Quality system capable of keeping your whole house as healthy, comfortable and energy efficient as it can be; all with your total control and convenience in mind.
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Whole House Comfort Solutions
Whatever your Indoor Air Quality problem-dust, asthma, allergies, mold, air that’s too moist or too dry, or even hot and cold spots, Vander Hyde has a whole-house solution designed to solve it once and for all. Vander Hyde offers Premium Comfort Maintenance Plans & Inspection Services for your existing Furnace & Air Conditioning Unit. As a Premium Comfort Maintenance Plan Client a 10% discount applies to all HVAC, Electrical, & Plumbing Service Calls during the duration of your enrollment in the Premium Comfort Maintenance Plan.”
Thermostats control not just your home’s heating and cooling, but your overall comfort. Few homeowners spend much time thinking about thermostats and which one is right for their home. But perhaps they should, because a properly designed thermostat can do much more than just turn your heating and cooling system on and off. And while you usually think of thermostats as just controlling your home’s temperature at Vander Hyde, we view thermostats as your easy-to-use command center that lets you control and customize your entire home’s comfort experience.
Benefits of Programmable Thermostats: Programmable thermostats offer several benefits that can contribute to energy efficiency, cost savings, and overall comfort in a home or building. Here are some key advantages:
- Energy Savings: Programmable thermostats allow users to set different temperature schedules for different times of the day. This means you can lower the temperature when you're away or asleep and raise it when you're at home and active. By optimizing temperature settings, you can reduce energy consumption and lower heating and cooling costs.
- Cost Savings: The energy savings achieved with programmable thermostats often translate into lower utility bills. Over time, the reduced energy usage can result in significant cost savings, making these devices a cost-effective investment.
- Convenience: Programmable thermostats provide the convenience of automatically adjusting the temperature based on your schedule. You don't have to manually change the settings each time you leave or return home. Some models also offer remote access through smartphone apps, allowing you to control your thermostat from anywhere.
- Customizable Settings: Many programmable thermostats offer multiple pre-set programs and allow users to create custom schedules. This flexibility enables you to tailor the heating and cooling patterns to your specific lifestyle and preferences.
Heating and cooling costs are the #1 expense in most American homes. Energy Star states that the average home spends about $1,500 annually on energy bills. Most Programmable Thermostats are Energy Star Rated and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a programmable thermostat can save you up to 30% on your energy costs.
Thermostat units are also available, allowing you to “call your thermostat”. Imagine being able to check & change the temperature of your home while on vacation, or the temperature of you cottage just before you set out for the weekend.
Dry nose and cracked, itchy skin. Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms. Painful static shocks. Chipping paint and plaster. Warped or damaged wood floors and furniture, trim and molding. Sound familiar? Why go through another season with these problems when there is a solution a Whole-Home Humidifier?
Turning your temperature up in the wintertime will keep you warm but won’t increase your home’s humidity. Daily activities like showering, cooking, and doing laundry won’t produce enough moisture to keep your home’s air from being too dry. According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity and can increase the likelihood of getting colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology reports that it is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.
A whole-home humidifier, installed by Vander Hyde, will deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your air making you feel more comfortable at lower thermostat settings, the EPA states that you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat! Increase your family’s level of comfort and protect your valuable furnishings by adding just the right amount of moisture with a Whole-House Humidifier.
Electronic Air Filters
Home’s today are being built or remodeled with more weather stripping, caulking and insulation becoming both tighter and more energy efficient in the process. The problem? More contaminants are becoming trapped inside our homes. The air we breathe indoors can be loaded with pollutants like dust, pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, bacteria, viruses and more that aren’t finding their way out through cracks or air leaks in the home. With estimates that a typical person spends 90% of their time indoors and takes up to 20,000 breaths every day – you want to be breathing the cleanest air possible. Electronic Air Cleaners use an electrical field to trap charged particles. Like mechanical filters, they can be installed in central heating and/or cooling system ducts. Electronic air cleaners trap a high percentage of particles from the air passing through them. Don’t just treat the symptoms of poor indoor air quality, remove the problems.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters
These quiet, air cleaners are ideal for those suffering from allergies, asthma, respiratory problems or environmental concerns. They are medically approved for relief from dust mite allergen, animal dander, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, tobacco smoke, odors, germs and harmful fibers. Highly efficient, these HEPA Filtration Systems removes just about anything that could cause a problem, while controlling odors to ensure you’re breathing cleaner, fresher air. HEPA Filters are extended filters that remove sub-micron particles. HEPA Filters consist of a core filter that is folded back and forth over corrugated separators that add strength to the core and form the air passages between the pleats. The filter is composed of very fine sub-micron glass fibers in a matrix of larger fibers. These types of filters are not designed to fit most standard furnaces. They generally need a separate system consisting of a fan & filter.
Whole-House Media Air Cleaners deliver the most efficient, cost-effective air cleaning for your home. Whole-House Media Air Cleaners can give you exceptionally clean air throughout your home – at a very affordable price. Media filters are designed to capture small particles and allergens; such as dust, pollen, mold, pet dander and smoke. These are the particles that make up 99% of your air, can aggravate allergies and asthma, and which contribute toward dust in your air and on your furniture. It is important to change them on a regular basis.
Vander Hyde licensed heating and cooling technicians offer the best in HVAC service, repair and installation to residents in Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Kentwood, Forest Hills, Grandville, Holland, Muskegon, and surrounding areas.