A good air conditioner can be your best friend when summers hit here in Hammond, LA, and high temperatures combined with extreme humidity to turn our atmosphere into a steam bath. Unfortunately, it can cost a great deal in monthly bills to maintain a comfortable home, and while a new air conditioner may be able to do the job more efficiency, you may not be in a financial position to consider such an option. An upgrade to your existing air conditioner, on the other hand, can improve its efficiency considerably, and may even help your system last longer than it might otherwise. We’ve provided a brief list of possible upgrades from you to consider below.
Zone Control Systems
A zone control system divides your home into sections via a series of valves installed in your duct system. Each valve can be opened and closed separately through use of a dedicated thermostat and control panel. As a result, you can run the air in a room you happen to be occupying, and leave the air off in the rest of the house, cutting down on strain and those pesky monthly bills in equal measures! Over time, you may even be able to extend the life of your air conditioner.
High humidity makes the air in your home feel hotter, since sweat won’t evaporate off your skin, which is your body’s main way of keeping cool. That means your air conditioner will work harder than it needs to in order to do its job, and while cooling the air can help reduce humidity, the AC system wasn’t built to take on that kind of task. A whole-house dehumidifier, on the other hand, can easily remove the moisture from the air: restoring your home to comfortable levels and easing the strain off of your air conditioner in the bargain.
Call A Professional Heating and Air to install, repair and maintain these products!