Temperatures have slowly begun to cool here in Ontario, CA, which means you’ll slowly be switching over from your air conditioner to your heater over the next few weeks. Now is an ideal time to give your AC a maintenance check, and also to plan for any upgrades you may want add to your system before next summer. Upgrades are additions to your existing air conditioning, which usually cost less that replacing the entire system, but which can have a huge impact on its efficiency and provide other benefits as well. Here’s a quick list of some options for you to consider:
Zone Control Systems
The installation of zone control systems in a centralized air conditioner helps you achieve a greater level of control over how you cool your home. It’s a system of valves that can be opened and closed individually, allowing you adjust the temperature in each room or section of your home independently of the others, or even turn the air off in parts of the home you aren’t using, saving you a great deal in monthly costs.
Humid air feels warmer than dry air, as well as forcing the air conditioner to work harder to get the air cool. A good long-term solution is the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier, which removes moisture from the air to help the home feel cooler and ease the strain on your system
Thermostats are designed to last for decades and if you haven’t changed yours in a while, you might be missing out on some big advancements. For example, smart thermostats automatically adjust the temperature based on your heating and cooling trends, while similar models allow you to control them remotely through an app in your phone.
Call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air to discuss your options.