The temperatures in Alburtis, PA, begin dropping in October and fall to or below freezing by the time November and December arrive. A good HVAC helps you keep up with those cold temperatures and also feel comfortable when the summer heat waves hit. Check out some of the add-ons that help you get more out of a new or existing HVAC.

Air Purifiers

Pollutants can wreak havoc on your home and seriously impact your indoor air quality. Adding an air purifier improves the quality because it removes the tiny particles that float through the air. Some of the new HEPA filters work on particles that are invisible or almost invisible to the naked eye.

Unlike the small air purifiers that only work in a small space, an HVAC purifier removes more than 90% of the particles that enter your home. They can include dander and hair from your pets and germs your kids bring home from school. Purifiers may make your home smell better, too.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Detectors

A carbon monoxide leak may cause you to feel tired and leave you struggling with cold and flu symptoms. A leak that you ignore or don’t see can cause the death of your pets and loved ones. Adding a carbon monoxide alarm or detector tells when the level is too high in your home.

Carbon monoxide leaks often come from some of your appliances, including your water heater and clothes dryer, if they run on gas. If you have a fireplace and do not clear the chimney flue, carbon monoxide can escape and spread through every room.


When the summer heat arrives and temperatures climb into the 80s and 90s, you can use a dehumidifier to pull some of the moisture out of the air. Humidity occurs in the warmer months and can warp your floors, cause paint and wallpaper to come away and leave behind a foul odor. A dehumidifier is an optional add-on that automatically removes humidity.

Some of the new dehumidifiers work with your HVAC and sit inside the ducts where no one will notice them. As air flows through the ducts, it passes through the unit, which removes most of the humidity before it leaves through the vents. They do not require as much maintenance as some of the older models did either.

Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat will work with an older or a modern HVAC system. It gives you total control over your system’s features and lets you create zones and schedules. While the zones control the temperature in specific areas, the schedules let you tell the system when to kick on and off.

Adding a smart thermostat can also save you some money now and later. You can easily change the schedule and turn some settings on or off with an app on your phone. Smart thermostats can also extend the life of your HVAC.


Adding a humidifier to your Alburtis, PA, home helps you cope with the dry skin problems winter brings. Running the furnace during the winter dries out your house and removes the moisture in the air. You might experience dry skin and suffer from breathing problems, but a humidifier adds the right amount of moisture back into the air to prevent these problems.

UV Lamps

UV lamps are among the more modern add-ons that you might appreciate. These lamps work on some of the common allergens that come through your home and can also kill some pathogens. They usually kill up to 98% of pathogens and germs..

While there are standalone UV lamps, the right company can install one that fits inside or works with your HVAC. These lamps remove the particles and germs that can grow and build up on your furnace or AC coils. They can also make the system improve airflow and make the system more efficient.

Choosing the right add-ons helps you get more out of your HVAC. Some popular options include dehumidifiers, humidifiers, smart thermostats and UV lamps. Contact Sullivan Oil and Propane to choose the best options and sign up for a maintenance plan to make those features and your HVAC system last longer.

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