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A Couple Ways to Upgrade Your AC System

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You’ve been tussling with your air conditioner all summer. It’s not that your air conditioner is necessarily failing on you, but it’s definitely not providing you with the service you’re used to. You don’t know what’s up. You’re even to the point where you’re debating if it’s time for you to call it quits with your current air conditioning system and upgrade to a new one.

If you’re concerned about your HVAC system in Red Rock, AZ, then you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled a short list of some of the best tips to keep your air conditioner in great shape. You don’t always need a complete system overhaul. There are some simple ways to upgrade your air conditioner.

Some Helpful AC Tips

Here are some simple things that you can do to help out your HVAC system this summer.

1. Increase Your Thermostat Setting

We know that it seems counter intuitive to increase your thermostat setting in the summer. After all, you’re hot—you want the thermostat setting as low as possible, right?

Well, not really. The thing about your thermostat setting is that it’s the goal post for your air conditioner. If you set your thermostat to a chilly temperature, it’s going to make your AC work longer and harder to achieve this temperature—never faster. The other thing is that you probably don’t really want to sit in a home that’s 60° no matter how hot the day is. You can save yourself time, energy, and money by choosing a temperature that’s a touch milder.

2. Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you’ve had the same thermostat in your home for years, then it’s time for you to call us for the work that you need. We have units like smart and Wi-Fi thermostats on the market now. They’re made with efficiency and comfort in mind. They’re going to work diligently to keep you as comfortable as possible and to save you money in the process.

3. Get Lighting Involved

Do you use your home’s lighting to your advantage? There are so many homeowners out there that allow their home’s natural lighting to become their enemy. If you want to cool off quickly or more effectively, you’re going to need to close those blinds. Limit the amount of natural light that’s shining into your home during the day. It will help you cool off.

4. Seal Up Your Home

What’s your insulation like? If you’ve got limitless leaks and gaps in your home, then you’re ruining your cooling. Call us for help pinpointing your home’s weaknesses.

5. Consider Your IAQ

Get your indoor air quality into the mix. Your indoor air quality does effect how you cool your home. If you need a little help getting your air conditioning to a comfortable place, you might want to call in your IAQ experts for backup. This means that you should consider systems and services like:

  • Air filters
  • Air purifiers
  • Humidifiers
  • HRV systems
  • ERV systems
  • Duct services

These are all things that can help you get your home to a healthy place. Call us if you have questions about how IAQ and AC go hand-in-hand and how they can work in your home.

Contact Picture Rocks Cooling, Heating & Plumbing today for your AC care needs. We offer tangible solutions.

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