When the warm weather hits, you want to be able to cool your home effectively and stay comfortable, even as the temperatures rise. Even if you’ve been content with your home’s cooling system in the past (whether you have an HVAC system, swamp cooler, or air conditioners in the home), you may still be in need of an upgrade.
The following are signs you should consider upgrading your home’s cooling system. If any of the following issues apply to your home, speak with an HVAC specialist about your cooling system upgrade options.
You Spend a Lot of Money Cooling Your Home
The average homeowner will spend over a thousand dollars a year in heating and cooling costs. The more energy your current cooling system uses (for example: using multiple air conditioners at one time), the more you spend on energy costs.
If you’ve noticed that your cooling costs are increasing over the years instead of remaining steady, then consider upgrading to an HVAC system that is energy-efficient. This way, you will be able to effectively cool your home while saving money in the long run. The cost of an HVAC system varies, depending on the size of your home, the brands of units you choose for heating and cooling, and whether you need new ductwork put in place.
You Are Never Cool Enough Indoors
Your home’s interior may not be getting enough energy from your current air conditioning unit(s) to effectively stay cool enough. Some rooms may be frigid and uncomfortable to be in while other areas are too warm to stand.
This is a common problem with homeowners who use traditional air conditioning units because it’s difficult to understand how powerful of an air conditioner is needed for the square footage it serves. Air conditioners fill space based on a unit measurement called BTU: the larger the capacity of an air conditioner, the more square footage the unit will keep cool.
Your HVAC specialist will examine your current cooling system to see what upgrades need to be made to efficiently and effectively cool your entire home. This way, your energy costs are better spent.
Your Cooling System Works Sporadically
Cool one minute, completely shut off the next: an unreliable cooling system is a sign that your air conditioner is in need of repairs or replacement. If you are constantly checking your air conditioner to make sure it’s operating or are always having to adjust the temperature settings to make your home as cool as you’d like, then an upgrade may be in order.
Your Home Has Issues with Humidity Levels
A common problem with traditional window air conditioners and swamp coolers is added humidity inside the home while these units are in use. Swamp coolers, in particular, can cause your house to become humid because these units rely on water to cool your home.
If food products are beginning to go stale, your drapes or furniture is damp, or your house is taking on a moldy odor, then it may be time for a home cooling system upgrade. In the meantime, you can use portable or ceiling fans to help redirect humid air from your home’s interior.
Your HVAC specialist will determine the best cooling system upgrade for your home based on the issues you have with your current system, the climate you live in, the size of your home, and your budget. The right cooling solution can provide years of comfort to your home when the weather turns hot.
Never install a cooling system in your home on your own. Allow our specialists at Krauss and Crane, Inc., to assist you in all your home’s cooling needs. Call us today for a consultation.