Whether you are replacing an old air conditioner or want to maximize the performance and benefits of your current one, Basnett Plumbing & Heating has some great options for upgrading your air conditioning in Tewksbury. Why upgrade? Depending on the type of upgrade you choose, upgrades can help improve energy efficiency, indoor air quality and put less strain on your system. Here are a few upgrades to consider for your air conditioning system:
- New thermostat – your thermostat controls when your air conditioner cycles. If it is aging, malfunctioning or needing frequent repair, it could be costing you money and putting a strain on your air conditioner. By upgrading to a digital, programmable or wi-fi thermostat, you can increase your energy efficiency and significantly reduce the need to repair your thermostat.
- Zone control system – many houses have rooms or spaces that cool differently from others. This can be from daytime heat gain, special architecture such as wall-to-ceiling windows, or your home’s floor plan. Whatever the cause of differentiating temperatures, they can create discomfort and energy inefficiency in your home. One of the best ways to combat these issues is with a zone control system. With a zone control system, you create separate zones – individual rooms, floors, etc. – in which the temperature can be individually controlled. How? Motorized dampers are installed into your ductwork; each damper is connected to a thermostat that is wired into a central control panel that gives you complete control over the temperature in each zone. This allows for customized comfort throughout your home, as well as better energy efficiency.
- Energy recovery ventilator – an energy recovery ventilator, also known as an ERV, is a ventilation system that exchanges your indoor air with the outdoor air while using the energy from the outgoing air to pre-cool (or pre-heat) the incoming air. The component responsible for this exchange is the heat exchanger, which is the core of the ERV. The end result is that you get a constant stream of fresh air in your home while adding great energy efficiency with the pre-treated air.
These are just a few examples of upgrades available for your air conditioner.
To find out more about how upgrades can improve your air conditioning in Tewksbury, call Basnett Plumbing & Heating today and schedule an appointment.