Make holiday shopping easy this year by giving family HVAC gifts this season. Thanks to an emphasis on energy savings for personal and global reasons, there are plenty of new products to choose from that might surprise and delight your family.
A new HVAC system.
If your system needs replacing, why not make it a gift for the whole family? Everyone will benefit from greater comfort and lower energy bills.
Energy-efficient dog doors.
As convenient as dog doors are, they are notorious for raising heating and cooling bills. The more efficient doors have double flaps that act like dual-pane windows and form tighter, draft-resistant seals. Not only will your dogs and cats appreciate a more draft-free home, so will you when it’s time to pay the monthly energy bills.
A smart thermostat.
Today’s smart thermostats (Wi-Fi) are easier than ever to use and connect with other devices to help you better manage your home. You can keep track of the temperature when you’re gone. The thermostat will sense when a room is occupied and can adjust the temperature accordingly. Select the right thermostat and it will tell you when there’s a system malfunction.
Sensor-driven power strips.
Although it’s not as big as the other HVAC gifts, it might cut your energy bills measurably as well. Replace the power strips your family members use with those with sensors inside them. Place the sensor on or near the chair where the person sits. After a few minutes of idle time, the power strip will power down whatever’s plugged into it.
Older chargers for phones and cameras use power whenever they’re plugged in. The new chargers sense when the device’s battery is full and shuts itself off automatically. You can also find power strips with this capacity. Once the device is charged, regardless of charger type, the outlet will turn off.
These are just some of the ideas for family HVAC gifts this season. For more information and ideas, contact CCAC, providing trusted HVAC services for Coastal Bend homeowners.
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