Is it Time You Considered Investing in A/C?

Is it Time You Considered Investing in A/C?

Summer has officially come to Edmonton. Now is the season of festivals and floating down the river. But while we are having a great time outdoors, we can’t neglect what is going on indoors. Our homes can be sources of unbearable heat during this usually lovely time of year. If you are considering having air conditioning installed in your home, now is the time to do it! Here are four signs that it’s high time you invested in air conditioning for your home:

You Break a Sweat Just Climbing Up the Stairs

According to Harvard Health, high temperatures can wreak havoc on our bodies. We need to work extra hard to release all of the heat building up inside of us. This means pumping more blood, faster. This can be uncomfortable for healthy people, but those with cardiovascular issues can downright suffer through the hot summer months.

You’re Tired of Sleeping with All the Windows and Doors Open

Depending on where you live in or around Edmonton, not everyone is comfortable leaving their homes open during the night. This way, your security is being compromised while you sleep. Air conditioning can help eradicate the need to open windows and doors to encourage air flow.

Your Appliances Don’t Seem to Last as Long as They Should

Heat isn’t just hard on us, it’s hard on our furniture and appliances. In confined spaces, heat breeds humidity. This moisture can actually shorten the lifespan of objects you’ve worked hard to bring into your home. Warped wood and moist leather aren’t just unsightly, but may effect your ability to use the affected surfaces.

You Find Yourself Tired and Irritable During the Day

Summer insomnia happens, especially in the absence of an air conditioner. Our bodies are designed to sleep in cooler temperatures, so the hot Edmonton heat can mess with our natural rhythm. Not getting enough sleep on a continual basis can lead to some negative health effects. Primary among those are moodiness and inability to focus.

If any of this sounds like you, it’s time to call the experts at Nor-Can Heating and Air at 780-934-4328. Don’t suffer the heat any longer, let’s get you set up with an air conditioner today!

Start the New Year off SMART

Start the New Year off SMART

With all of the short-lived resolutions floating around in the New Year, why not make a change that will last? Switching to a SMART thermostat is not only a better choice for the environment, but it is also the best choice for your wallet.

SMART Technology

You probably already own a smartphone, so it’s time to update your home now. Smart thermostats are the natural next step in programmable HVAC. Not only will you be able to adjust your settings remotely, but you will also be able to see your energy consumption statistics in real time.

Safety and Comfort with the Touch of a Button

A smart thermostat can be an incredible tool for you and your family. In the past, leaving your home for vacations might have been stressful. Forgetting to turn down your furnace over a long period of time away could be a potential fire hazard, which is not a problem if you have a smart thermostat. Or perhaps you’ve set the furnace quite low to save money, but you’ve heard that a blizzard will be blowing in and you’re worried about the pipes freezing. Just pull out your phone and adjust. With smart technology, you can change your furnace settings from virtually anywhere in the world.

Save the Planet, Spare Your Wallet

Programming your furnace to only heat your home when you will be there means that you will be wasting less energy. Efficient energy use has a twofold effect. For one, it will help to minimize your home’s carbon footprint. You can rest easy knowing that you are doing your part to be gentle on the environment. Secondly, this will reflect positively on your energy bill. It’s a simple matter of increasing efficiency.

A decision to install a smart thermostat is a smart resolution! If you’re curious about what an upgrade to your HVAC system would look like, give us a call today! We would be happy to discuss your options and bring your home into 2018!