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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Four Benefits Of Air Conditioning You May Not Have Known

by Rita Richardson

Yes, your air conditioning keeps you comfortable during the hotter times of the year, but they also do a whole lot more than many people never realized about their AC units. This is why it's so important to show your AC some love by providing regular maintenance and repairs. Here are four benefits of AC that you might not have realized existed:

  1. Remove Irritants From the Air: One of the bigger benefits is an AC unit can provide is the removal of irritants from the air. This is especially beneficial for those who suffer from allergies. Since the AC is constantly cycling the air in your home and it's moving through a filter, these irritants become trapped. However, this means that you need to be changing your air filter regularly to ensure that you actually are benefiting from this. 
  2. Dehumidifies: Air conditioning units dehumidify the air in your home, as well as they cool. This makes it easier to enjoy your home once it reaches the desired temperature because your body can more easily self-regulate it's temperature whereas it's not able to do this if your home is humid. Instead, you would feel clammy and even the smell in your home would be bad. 
  3. Multiple Fan Settings to Save Money: Modern AC units have multiple fan settings that allow you to regulate the air in your home without actively cooling it. This way, you have the benefit of both removing irritants to keep the air clean and keep the home somewhat cool while not having to run up your energy bill so high. 
  4. Easy to Control: The benefit of installing a smart thermostat is that you can have easier control over the AC settings. This means saving money on energy and ensuring that your home is always at a comfortable level you are happy with. Many times in the past, people have left their home to go on vacation with the AC on not realizing until later, thus having to pay a significantly higher AC bill. This is not a problem with a smart thermostat since you can control the settings from your smartphone. This is definitely something you should take advantage of by having it installed to work with your current or newly installed AC. 

When you know some of the four benefits, you can be sure that you understand how to reap the rewards of these benefits and you can appreciate your AC that much more. Contact a company like Universal Refrigeration for more information and assistance.