While these may be standard for those who have just purchased a system recently, many older HVAC systems will appreciate the upgrade. A smart thermostat allows you to control your air conditioning unit every second of the day, utilizing specific settings for time blocks such as sleeping periods. Want your home cooled just in time for you to walk in from work without having the system running all day? Then a smart thermostat is the add-on for you. Some thermostats have learning abilities, automatically adapting to the seasons, programming its own schedules based on the temperatures you prefer and turning your HVAC off automatically when you leave the house. The biggest benefit may be to your wallet, with regular savings in excess of 10%.
There is no escaping humidity for most homeowners in Florida, and the included dehumidifiers on most air conditioning systems can rarely do the job. Purchasing a dehumidifier helps your overall comfort because the muggier it is inside your home, the more likely you are to run your air conditioning for longer than necessary. The fact is a dehumidified home can feel comfortable even near 80 degrees while a muggy home will have you cranking on the AC for relief. Dehumidifiers can also fight mold, mildew and musty odors from developing as moisture is a common source for all of them.
For allergy sufferers, pet owners, or those who simply appreciate having cleaner air, air purifiers are a fantastic addition to your air conditioning setup. While you can purchase stronger HVAC filters, the strain and impact to efficiency from trying to force air through extremely restrictive filters can be both harmful to your system and exceedingly costly. Air purifiers are generally not expensive and require little maintenance beyond filter changes. Depending on your filter choice, you can block various pathogens as well as dust, dander, mold, and odor causing particles.
Your air conditioning unit may be a one-man army against the oppressive heat, but there is more to be done to make your home as comfortable as possible. From smart thermostats to air purifiers, finding ways to ease the strain, reduce energy usage, and increase the lifespan of your HVAC system is a win-win situation. Contact East Coast Heating And Air Conditioning today to find out how we can help you reduce your overall energy costs.