Are you really getting the most out of your thermostat? If you’re still struggling to get temperatures just right, if your thermostat does not have the programming options your friends and neighbors have, or if you are tired of an older, difficult-to-read thermostat model, call a local technician. You can replace your thermostat even if you don’t need a new AC or heating system.
Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Archive for August, 2016
Chances are high that you’ve got a fan somewhere in your home, whether it’s a ceiling fan or a desk fan. And if your air conditioner breaks down, you might hope to get through the rest of the summer without it. But this probably won’t do the trick. A fan alone cannot cool a home, it can only make you feel a little cooler.
In our area, the winters are killer, but the hot, humid summers can get just as bad. When the temperature is high, it’s often still bearable—until humidity levels start to go up. You feel warmer when there are higher levels of moisture in the air because it’s so much harder for your body to cool off when it’s humid outside. The moisture already in the air prevents moisture from evaporating off your skin, the way you cool down naturally.
In our service area, homeowners don’t really need their air conditioners for very long, using them only for a few months out of the year. So it’s surprising to homeowners to learn that an air conditioner they may have purchased less than a decade ago is failing.
So you want a more efficient air conditioning system. Your air conditioner accounts for a large portion of your monthly bills for the summer, and the costs can add up quickly. But you’re not quite ready for a whole new AC system. What can you do?