I always took my home's heating and cooling system for granted. That is until I found myself battling one of the hottest days in years and my air conditioner simply refused to turn on. After contacting my local HVAC contractor, I learned that my cooling coils had frozen over from a lack of maintenance. He did get my AC back up and running that day, but he also helped me to look at my heating and cooling system in a whole new light. I have spent a lot of time over the last few years learning more about how to properly maintain my HVAC system and ultimately lower my energy costs. Today, I would like to share this knowledge with you so that I can help you to avoid some of the costly mistakes I have made in the past.
If you have been living without central air conditioning, you might have gotten used to the struggle to cool off at home during some of the hottest months of the year. Sure, you can put a box fan on the table next to you and have warm air blow on you, or you can put a few window air conditioners in throughout the house, but has that really ever been good enough? Here are some of the reasons why taking the plunge and scheduling an AC system installation is a good choice:
You Will Have A Consistent Temperature Throughout The House
Even if you had a window air conditioning unit in every room of your home, it is unlikely that you will find that the temperature in the home is consistent throughout. Some rooms will be much colder or warmer than others, and that can be frustrating. By having a central air conditioning system installed, the temperature fluctuation will be a thing of the past. You will feel a consistency throughout the entire house.
You Will Help Improve The Value Of Your Property
Anything that is considered an upgrade to your home can help increase its value. Adding a central air unit to your home makes it more valuable and more appealing overall. Should you later come to the conclusion that you want to sell your home, you will be really glad that you made this upgrade. New buyers generally want to have a home where they can be the most comfortable.
You May Be Surprised When Looking At Your Electric Bill
There are a lot of people that find themselves automatically assuming that their electric bill will be much higher if they start using a central air conditioning unit. The thing is, there would most certainly be a slight increase if you are not currently using any window or portable air conditioning units. However, if you are using some of those, you may actually notice that your electric bill will decrease. This is because the window units are not going to be as energy-efficient as the central unit.
Find an HVAC company that can help you decide which brand of central AC unit you may want to go with, as well as the size of the unit. The more square footage you have in your home, the more powerful the AC unit will need to be for proper cooling.Share
17 February 2020