An air conditioning system doesn’t always need to suffer a catastrophic breakdown in order to need replacing. Indeed, many times it’s simply a matter of inefficiency: costing so much to run in monthly bills that a replacement unit is necessary just to maintain a monthly budget. The last part may be of particular concern to homeowners in Boerne, TX, where summers are long and you want to get as much time as you can out of an existing unit.
If high summer bills are the only real complaints about your system, you can take concrete steps to address them without replacing your entire unit. Look for upgrades to cut into those costs and extend the overall life of your system. They cost much less to install and the benefits they can provide are substantial. And with demand on your air conditioning system lowered during the winter months, now makes an excellent time to discuss your options. Here’s a brief list of air conditioning upgrades you may wish to consider.
- Zone Control Systems. This ingenious system divides your home into sections. The system allows you to raise and lower the temperature in each section independently of the others, and even turn off the cool air in parts of the home you aren’t using while running it in parts you are.
- Thermostats. If your thermostat is more than 10 years old, consider upgrading it with a smart model, which makes adjustment based on local conditions and allows you to turn it on and off remotely with an app in your phone.
- Energy Recovery Ventilators. These devices will swap out the stale air in your home with fresh air from outside, all without altering the temperature. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that energy recovery ventilators could save you as much at 40% in monthly heating and cooling bills.
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