Conventional central air conditioning is the standard in most parts of the United States. But in our area, a lot of homeowners have not yet taken the steps to get a whole-home refrigerated AC system for their cooling needs. Many people still rely on evaporative coolers, window units, or both to get through the summer, which may not offer the comfort they really need.
Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for July, 2015
One of the latest innovations in air conditioning technology is the Wi-Fi thermostat. Air conditioners have been designed to be more and more efficient with each passing year. When combined with a Wi-Fi thermostat (also known as a smart thermostat), you can save hundreds of dollars on your AC costs for the year. In fact, you don’t even have to replace your air conditioner to get a brand new smart thermostat. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of this modern innovation.
“Swamp coolers” (otherwise known as evaporative cooling systems) wouldn’t really work well in a swampy area, despite the name. Evaporative coolers actually work best in hot and dry climates rather than areas of high humidity. That’s why so many homes are outfitted with evaporative cooling systems in our hometown of Farmington, NM…and why so many homeowners think about switching to refrigerated AC once monsoon season hits.
A brand new air conditioner is at the peak of performance, usually running without trouble and requiring a lot less energy than the system it replaced. Today’s air conditioners are built to be tough and energy efficient, and you may even notice that you feel a lot more comfortable after installation. So if your system is 5 years old or less, you shouldn’t have to service it, right?