Getting The Most From Your Air Conditioning System

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Modern air conditioning systems will have a variety of components and design features that have the goal of reducing energy usage while improving the performance of the system. Unfortunately, there are additional steps that can be taken, but these are often overlooked.

Install Ceiling Fans In Large Rooms

If your house is designed with large rooms, it can be somewhat difficult to cool these areas, as the vents may not have enough air pressure to give these rooms good circulation. Luckily, you can help to ensure these areas of your home are evenly cooled through the installation of large ceiling fans. These fans will help to distribute the air coming from the vents so that the temperature in this part of the home is as even as possible. When positioning the ceiling fans, you will want to ensure they are fairly close to the vents, as this will help them with distributing the air coming from them.

Protect The Thermostat Against Sudden Temperature Changes

The location of your thermostat will also play a role in determining the energy efficiency of your system. When you have the thermostat in an area that is prone to temperature extremes, it may make it much more difficult to manage the temperature for the house, as the thermostat may be much hotter or colder than the other areas. For this reason, you should place your thermostat in an area that is fairly centrally located and shielded from these extremes. If this requires you to have the thermostat moved, it may be worth the expense, as this simple step can dramatically boost the performance of your system and the comfort of your home.

Utilize Supplemental Cooling Systems

If your home is located in an area that experiences extremely hot springs and summers, it can be easy for your air conditioning system to get overwhelmed on the hottest days. This is particularly true for those in homes with insufficient insulation. You can combat these issues through the installation of secondary cooling systems. In addition to helping keep your home cool on these days, these secondary systems can also be useful when the primary air conditioner experiences malfunctions. By adding one of these systems, you will be able to keep the home in at least a safe temperature range until repairs can be made to the system. Whether this is in the form of window units or ductless split systems, it can be worth the cost for keeping your home's interior a safe and comfortable temperature.

For additional advice, contact a company like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning.

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25 August 2017

Streamline Your HVAC System

As a DIY enthusiast, I started doing everything I could to make my household appliances more effective then ever before. I insulated my attic, worked on cleaning the vents around my kitchen appliances, and eventually turned my attention to my air conditioner and furnace. Unfortunately, the process of taking care of my HVAC system was more intense than I had originally anticipated. I realized that I needed to read about air conditioners and furnaces before I started tinkering around. I made this blog to showcase all kinds of different articles that talk about HVAC, so that you can become a more informed homeowner.