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Ways to Improve Your Air Conditioner Performance This Summer

air-conditioningIt can be kind of hard to differentiate seasons in a place like Florida. Summer is often identified as that season where the days are slightly hotter than at every other time of year. However, it’s still a good idea to make sure that your air conditioner is in top condition for the hottest months of the year. Summer is the time of year when air conditioners are put under the most stress. There are a couple of different options you can explore for upgrading your air conditioner this season, so it’s ready to serve you well throughout the summer season.

Zone Control

Central air conditioning systems have a lot going for them. They’re affordable, they can operate in a wide variety of situations, and they are good at keeping a large area cool. However, they do have a couple of natural drawbacks that you should be aware of. The main issue that central air conditioners have is that they waste energy on rooms that don’t need it. They can only condition all of the home, or none of it. Zone control can help with this.

A zone control system splits the home’s ducts up into different zones, each of which has its own thermostat installed in it. It does this through a series of large dampers, which can open and close to control the air flowing through the ducts. When the thermostat in any of these zones detects that it needs air conditioning, it opens the appropriate damper and activates the air conditioning system. This allows you to condition various parts of the home without affecting the rest of the areas. No more wasting energy on spaces that don’t need it, not to mention avoiding warring over a single thermostat with other occupants of the home. Installing a zone control system will increase both your air conditioner’s energy efficiency, and your comfort, this summer.

Schedule Preventive Maintenance

It’s never a good idea to wait for a problem to present itself before calling for repairs. Many issues that can afflict air conditioning systems happen subtly at first, which doesn’t give you much time to react to them before they cause significant damage to the system. If you want to make sure that the damage to your air conditioner is limited as much as possible, you should be sure to schedule preventive maintenance for it this year.

Preventive maintenance gives your technician the opportunity to isolate and repair any problem areas before they have the chance to develop that far. This will dramatically lower the chances of any issues causing serious problems for your air conditioner, and ensure that it operates as efficiently as possible over the summer. You can save a lot of money and frustration by consistently scheduling this every year.

Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. provides a full range of air conditioning services throughout Lake Butler, FL. If you need to make sure that your air conditioner is in top condition this summer, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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