Summer is coming, and sooner than you think, we’ll be running the air conditioner 24/7 just to keep comfortable inside our homes. While our entertainment opportunities have been limited of late, if by chance we get more chances to visit with friends, family, or even groups of strangers outdoors this summer, you may start thinking of how to keep cool. There are tons of gimmicks out there, from handheld misting fans to cooling neck wraps. Homeowners are also installing misting systems for the patio, patio fans, and evaporator coolers designed just for the outdoors.
But what about summer HVAC accessories? What could you use in your home to enhance cooling? Let’s look at a few options.
A Zoned System
Do you have warm spots in your home where the AC just doesn’t do its job? A zoned system might be the answer. Dampers are installed in HVAC registers and wired to a main control board, which controls the flow of conditioned air to various zones throughout your home. It’s also great for cold spots when winter comes. No more bickering over whether the AC is set too cold or not cold enough. Occupants can control the temperature in each person’s zone.
Ceiling Fans with Reversible Blades
Ceiling fans shouldn’t be viewed just as a graceful home furnishing that pushes the air around in the summer. When they run counterclockwise in the summer, they actually lift warm air and push your cooled air from the supply registers down along the walls and to floor level. If you install the ones with reversible blades, then you can reverse the blades in the winter and push warm air down from the ceiling.
Quite often, the reason we are too warm in our homes is due to high humidity. Acquire a hydrometer, and whenever the humidity rises over 50%, help your air conditioner by dehumidifying the air. A portable dehumidifier will work, but a whole-home model installed in your HVAC system is better.
For more on summer HVAC accessories, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. of Monmouth County.