If you live in the greater Sioux Falls, SD area, then you are already familiar with its continental climate. It is characterized by extremes, where temperatures easily drop below zero in the winter and regularly reach above 100 °F in the summer. The eastern half of South Dakota has moderate humidity, with an average annual percentage of 69 percent. Our state’s native trees, weeds and grasses also treat its residents to copious amounts of pollen that exacerbate allergies.
In short, if you want to live comfortably, you can’t do without the services of a Sioux Falls HVAC contractor. PrairieSons’ heating and cooling services assure total comfort to occupants of residential and commercial properties alike, and we’re always available to put the HVAC industry’s best practices to work for you.
If you decide to welcome one of our expert technicians to your property, then you may wonder which comfort-enhancing upgrades they might advise after thoroughly assessing your HVAC system. Let’s eliminate the suspense by detailing just some of the ways we improve our clients’ properties every day throughout the Sioux Falls area!
A traditional HVAC system utilizes a single thermostat to determine when it should heat or cool the entire property. That thermostat only senses when it is too hot or cold within a single room, which can cause the furnace and air conditioner to create uncomfortable temperatures in unmonitored rooms. A single-thermostat system is also wasteful, as it heats and cools rooms even when they aren’t in use.
An HVAC zoning system is far more sophisticated. It uses several thermostats to accurately measure temperatures within multiple zones, as well as motorized dampers inside the ductwork to deliver hot and cold air exclusively to where they are needed. That means significantly lower energy usage, no more fighting over the thermostat, and greater comfort in every room of your home!
A programmable thermostat allows a homeowner to determine which temperatures their HVAC system will maintain throughout their property at all times of the day. Once programmed, the thermostat will cause the HVAC system to expend less energy while occupants are sleeping or away from home – the reason why the easy-to-install device can save as much as 10 percent annually on heating and cooling costs.
Your home’s indoor humidity would ideally fall between 30 and 50 percent. You won’t just feel most comfortable within that range. You will also breathe easier in an environment where black mold can’t produce irritating spores – as well as prevent property damage resulting from swelling wood.
A whole-house dehumidifier is built into the HVAC system, which enables it to remove humidity far more effectively than a stand-alone appliance could. Better yet, it will make your air conditioning unit perform more efficiently, which will have an appreciable effect on your electricity bill.
Improved Air Filtration
When it filters the air moving through it effectively, an HVAC system doesn’t just excel at minimizing occupants’ exposure to irritating indoor particulate matter such as dust, pollen, dander and mold spores. It also extends the furnace’s and air conditioner’s lifespans by reducing their sensitive mechanical components’ exposure to debris that gums them up.
Oftentimes, improving a home’s air filtration is as simple as upgrading its air filters. But when even greater protection is desired, additional measures such as extended media filters, electronic filters, ultraviolet filters and ionizers are all practical. These devices can be quickly installed within any ventilation system’s existing ductwork where they will enhance indoor air quality without creating an eyesore!
PrairieSons: Committed to Comfort
If you would like to learn how you can enjoy greater year-round comfort in your home – and pay lower energy bills while you’re at it – then we welcome you to contact PrairieSons today! We service the greater Sioux Falls, SD area for all its HVAC installation, maintenance, repair and replacement needs.