The summers are long and hot here in Riverside, CA and the winters are short and mild. We’ve officially entered the autumn months, but there are likely still warm days ahead and next summer will be here before you know it. With your air conditioner finally getting a break after months of use, now may be an ideal time to think about improvements or upgrades to your system’s efficiency. The right upgrade could do wonders for those high summer energy bills, as well as reducing the strain on your air conditioner and help it last longer. Here are some upgrades to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency that you should consider.
Thermostats play a huge role in energy use, since they control when and where your system turns on and off. If you have an older thermostat, or even a newer one that merely offers basic programming, you might be missing out on big savings. Look for “smart” thermostats that adjust the temperature based on your long-term habits, and apps for your phone that let you turn the temperature on and off remotely from home or work.
Zone control systems work best in larger houses that struggle with high air conditioning costs. It involves a series of valves and seals placed in your ductwork that allow you to adjust the temperature in each room or section of the house individually. Besides providing precise comfort levels for you, it allows you to shut off the air in parts of the home you aren’t using, and keep your energy bills extremely low in the process.
High humidity levels have become more of an issue in recent years and while your air conditioner serves as a de facto dehumidifier, it’s not specifically built for the job. A whole-house dehumidifier can reduce that strain on your system, keeping your home less muggy ad letting your air conditioner do the job it was meant for.
To install, service or repair upgrades to your air conditioner, call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning today!