You need to be confident not only in the performance of your air conditioning system this summer but also its energy efficiency. While we cannot control the rise of energy costs (something left to market conditions), we can control how we use energy to cool our homes. There are a number of air conditioning upgrades you can make to save energy (and money!).
Let’s take a look at some of these air conditioning upgrades:
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Homeowners in Germantown, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Clarksburg, and nearby areas in Montgomery County, MD using wired conventional thermostats should consider upgrading to the latest in wireless digital technology. Programmable thermostats are excellent—they allow you to set different temperatures for your home based on the time of the day.
To get the most out of your programmable thermostat, take special care to make sure it is installed properly. Make sure your programmable thermostat is installed on an interior wall away from anything. To learn about how to make the best use of programmable thermostats, read ENERGY STAR’s guidelines. By following ENERGY STAR guidelines for programmable thermostat use, you can save about $180 every year in costs.
Install a Zone Control System
Ever wonder why you cool your downstairs living room in order to stay comfortable while you sleep in your bedroom upstairs? A zoned cooling system might be an excellent option for your central air system. Electronically controlled dampers can be retrofitted into your existing ductwork—so that you can divide your home into temperature-controlled zones. An easy way to picture how a zoned heating and cooling system works is to compare it to a light switch—when you hit the switch, the lights turn on in only one area.
Think you may need AC replacement in the Montgomery County, MD area? You should consider installing a ductless air conditioner system. Ductless systems are economical and highly efficient, and they cool your home effectively without the use of ductwork. Each outdoor unit can be equipped with several indoor air handlers, which are compact units that sit high on your interior walls or recessed within a ceiling.
At Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning, we hope you found these AC upgrade ideas useful. Whatever the upgrade, make sure it is professionally installed. Call us today at 301-990-7970 to schedule installation for any of these upgrade options.