When I moved into my first place, I couldn't believe how dirty everything was all the time. I found myself dusting and mopping continuously, only to deal with a fresh layer of grime later. After awhile, I realized that the problem was blowing straight out of my air ducts. My ventilation lines were so dirty that it was spreading grime through my house every single time the air clicked on. Fortunately, I called an HVAC contractor who was able to clean my vents to a gleaming shine. I know how big of a difference cleaning up your ventilation system can make, which is why I want to spread the word.
The AC in your home may need major repairs or improvements before the weather changes. It is a good idea to evaluate your cooling needs and determine what you need to have done before the weather gets warmer. The following air conditioning projects will help you prepare your home for the summer heat:
Upgrades to Existing Air Conditioning
The existing air conditioning in your home is one of the first areas to consider improvements. It can be upgraded with modern AC designs that are more efficient. Some of the options to consider to upgrade your AC unit include:
Talk with your AC service about the best upgrades to improve the efficiency of your air conditioning before summer.
Installing a New AC Before Hot Weather
Getting ready for the hot weather could mean that you need to install a completely new system in your home. The installation of a more efficient AC can help improve your home's energy design. These systems are highly efficient and will reduce your summer cooling costs. Today, there are several options for more efficient AC systems for your home. An AC heat pump can be a great solution that can provide your home with heating and cooling. There are also options like ductless HVAC or geothermal heat pumps that can provide your home with the efficient HVAC design it needs.
Alternative Cooling Solutions to Install
There are also alternative cooling solutions to keep your home comfortable during the summer heat. Rather than sticking with traditional AC designs, you may want to consider options like passive cooling or evaporative coolers. These solutions can be combined with conventional AC designs to maximize the energy efficiency of your home. There are also options for systems that combine evaporative cooling with conventional AC for a more efficient cooling solution.
Upgrading Ducts and Controls of the HVAC System
You can also upgrade the controls of your HVAC system. This can include changing the ductwork to reduce energy loss and improve your home with a zoned HVAC design. You may also want to consider controls with programmable thermostats and smart HVAC controls that help improve your system's efficiency.
You will want to get started with these projects before the weather changes. Contact an air conditioning service to start planning the improvements to your cooling before the weather changes.