With the summer approaching, it is time to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to go. HVAC companies recommend having HVAC systems checked before the cooling season to ensure that the air filter is clean and the compressor is functioning well. Without having these parts checked regularly, they can stop working effectively, and inadequately filter and cool the air in your house.
This can also happen with older heating and air conditioning units. The older ones expend more energy to heat or cool your house, which could mean that you are paying more money than you should for your monthly utility bill. Newer heating and air conditioning units are built with energy efficiency in mind, and come with programmable thermostats that help maintain an optimal temperature throughout your home.
You may want to consider installing ductless heating and air conditioning units. With a ductless system, you do not have to spend the money on expensive duct work, and HVAC companies can install these systems in individual rooms. This can be great for heating a sun room that gets chilly during the fall, or cooling a bedroom that the hot sun beats down on during the summer.
An added advantage of ductless systems is that they are easily adjustable. While a central air system can be timed, you are often advised not to raise or reduce the temperatures beyond a certain range of degrees, because it causes your HVAC system to work harder to reach the temperature you set the thermostat to. With a ductless heating and cooling unit, a few button pushes on a remote control can give you the exact temperature you want, and this can be altered from one room to another. The result is a house with rooms set to temperatures where you want them, not what central air thermostat dictates.
The best part of a ductless system is that it is much more energy efficient, as it can be turned off at any time, and does not require as much energy to cool or heat a room.
With all the other costs of a house, like mortgage, taxes, and landscaping, you will want to find every way to can to save money on your bills. The right heating and cooling system can get you the savings you need, and keep your house feeling just right all year long.