Eventually, any air conditioner will need to be replaced. But if your unit is not yet near its expected lifespan, and you still feel that it is not performing up to your standards, you might benefit from making one of the following upgrades.
- Zone Control System: A zone control system gives you and your family members a way to adjust the temperature in a room without changing the temperature throughout the house. This system is installed in the ductwork, and each room or zone of the house gets its own thermostat.
- Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat: A Wi-Fi thermostat works through your home internet and can be controlled from your smart phone. This is very useful for someone with a schedule that changes frequently, or for anyone who wants to take more control over their energy usage.
- Energy Recovery Ventilator: When you run your air conditioner, you keep your windows sealed tight, which means no fresh air can enter your home. The stale air can make the home feel stuffy, but an energy recovery ventilator can solve this issue. An ERV brings in fresh air and exhausts the stale indoor air to the outdoors. It preconditions the air that enters so that it loses its heat and does not affect the temperature in the room.
None of these upgrades can help to fix an air conditioner that is failing. If your AC is struggling long before the end of its first decade, it could be a result of a faulty installation or a malfunction in the system. Find out whether your system is still under warranty to get a replacement at little or no cost to you. Unfortunately, if you hired an unskilled person for the installation, the AC may be the wrong size for your home, and the system might not be under warranty.
Always trust trained technicians for any major HVAC installation or service. Air Mechanical, Inc. can help you with all of your air conditioning needs in Blaine, MN.