It may not be time for a new air conditioning system yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to make improvements to your AC. The following upgrades can make your AC run more efficiently, make controlling the air conditioner more convenient, and keep you and your family more comfortable. Take a look! Continue Reading
If you need to replace an older air conditioning system, or if you want to upgrade your home to a more efficient energy source, you might consider the many benefits of a geothermal heat pump. With so much focus in on renewable energy in today’s world, now is the perfect time to make the switch to renewable sources for your energy needs. And what better place to start than with your air conditioning and heating systems, which take up such a large portion of your monthly bills? Continue Reading
Air conditioning maintenance is a valuable service which most experts recommend scheduling early in the spring. This is because maintenance helps you to find out about any air conditioning issues before the cooling season picks up, and keeps your unit working in top condition before the weather becomes frustratingly warm. Have you forgotten to schedule air conditioning maintenance this spring? Speak with an air conditioning expert today; it’s not too late. Continue Reading
Your air conditioning system has many components that must be in good condition in order to run properly, such as motors, fans, and a compressor. One part you may not think of as being so essential to the operation of the air conditioning system, however, is the ducts. Of course, you need a duct system in order to bring cool air from the unit to the vents in your home. But did you know that an air conditioner may run into problems if the ducts are not in good shape?
Ducts Can Encounter a Lot of Problems
The ducts in your home may actually have a number of holes and cracks which you are unaware of. In fact, most ducts contain leaks according to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, with the typical duct system experiencing up to 30% in duct losses in some cases—and that’s a lot of wasted energy. This is sometimes due to poor installation, or else the ducts may simply run into trouble from wear and tear over time. Whatever the reason, a leaky duct system is likely costing you a lot in extra cooling costs.
Duct Leaks Waste Money
As air leaks out of your ducts instead of into the rooms in your home, the air conditioner runs for longer to cool down the house. That means that you are left with the extra bills, and the additional costs that go along with excessively running this system. The parts wear down a lot more quickly, and you may end up having to pay for repairs a lot sooner than expected.
Hire Professionals for Duct Sealing
So how can you tell if you have leaks in your ductwork? Pay attention to any hot and cold spots in the room, reduced cooling capacity, and high energy bills. Or just call in an expert. The job of duct sealing is not really suitable as a D-I-Y project. Standard duct tape is not a solution for your ducts, but professionals have the proper tools and the expertise to identify the exact location of leaks.
Call the experts at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning for professional duct sealing in the Louisville, KY and Southern Indiana areas.
Today’s thermostats allow you complete control over the temperature of the whole house throughout the day, even allowing you to preset the temperature for when you are away. But one thing you cannot control with a single programmable thermostat is the temperature of each room. Controlling individual zones of a building is the norm in large commercial spaces, especially those with multiple offices, units, and/or stories, but did you know you can get zone control right in your own home? Here are two ways that an HVAC professional can set this up for you. Continue Reading
When you need a new air conditioning system, it’s important to choose a qualified air conditioning contractor to help you through it. The right air conditioning contractor will guide you to a system that is the right efficiency rating and size for your needs, and they can even inform you of some upgrades that will help you to get more out of your new installation. Here’s what makes this so important. Continue Reading
Replacing an air conditioner can be quite a hassle, especially if the unit breaks down right at the beginning of a hot summer day. When the sun is beating down through the windows and humidity levels are high, the last thing you want is to have to wait for an AC technician to make repairs. That’s why it’s so important to schedule air conditioning services as early on in the season as possible. Air conditioning maintenance can help to spare you from such situations, as the steps of maintenance can reduce unexpected repairs, lower your bills, and even keep your system going a year longer than it otherwise would. Continue Reading
The thermostat is the only portion of your air conditioning system that you really interact with, which is why it’s so important to have one that’s accurate, easy to read, and which has all of the settings you need to stay comfortable. Swapping out your older thermostat for a new modern model can make your home more comfortable, improve efficiency, and give you greater control over your forced-air cooling system. Learn more about the benefits of installing a new digital programmable model, a wireless thermostat, or even a smart thermostat that you can operate from your computer, phone, or tablet.
This is especially true if your existing thermostat is an older manual model. Manual thermostats have dials and sliders that are difficult to align to the temperature you desire. If you set the AC even a couple of degrees lower than intended, your energy bills can increase by quite a bit. A digital thermostat has a clear display so that you can always be sure you’re at the temperature you’d like. And wireless models offer even more accuracy. Without any hardwiring, your installer can place your thermostat in the location most representative of the average temperature of the house.
More Options and Better Efficiency
A digital, programmable thermostat can be set ahead of time to make your day a little more convenient. No longer will you have to come home to an uncomfortably hot home, as you can simply program the temperature to lower again about 30 minutes before you plan to arrive home. This helps you to save some money as well. You can raise the temperature during hours of peak demand (when electricity costs the most), when you sleep, and when you’re away from home so that you don’t pay to run the unit throughout the day. And with a smart thermostat, you can even connect to your thermostat from a remote location and adjust the settings to save even more.
Call the professional air conditioning technicians at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning for AC services including thermostat installation in Louisville, KY.
Cooling a home effectively as well as efficiently is a common goal that homeowners in this part of the country share. It is also more difficult than it may first appear. Using a zone control system is a great way in which to ensure that you are able to cool your home precisely as you wish to, even while reducing your energy usage in the process. However, you may find, at some point, that you are unable to cool your home as desired when using your zone controlled AC system. If this is the case, schedule professional zone control AC services in Louisville with the professional technicians here at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning.
There are a few reasons as to why you may encounter problems achieving and maintaining ideal temperatures throughout your home, even with the use of a zone control system. One is problems with your thermostat, or multiple thermostats, for that matter. As you know, different temperatures are regulated in different zones of your home by individual thermostats. If any of these thermostats should malfunction, they may send incorrect information to the central control panel tying them into your electronic dampers. Should this be the case, properly calibrating or even replacing the affected thermostats may be necessary in order to restore your accurate control over the temperatures throughout your home.
Of course, the problem may also be with the dampers themselves. These electronic dampers, installed in your ductwork, take their cues from the thermostats in your home. If a damper is stuck in an open or closed position, it does not matter what temperature you set or how accurately your thermostat reads the temperature in its designated zone; the damper will not be able to make the adjustments necessary to maintain target temperatures.
If you run into any problems with inaccurate temperatures in any zone within your home, let AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning know immediately. You will not be able to reap the full benefits of zone controlled cooling until the problem is resolved.
By scheduling your zone control AC services with our staff, you can count on your system being restored to fully functional operational levels in no time.
It is always nice to watch the coldest time of the year recede into memory. However, it is also important that we look forward towards the intensely hot summer season yet to come. Spring can be a fleeting time of the year, and, before you know it, the heat of summer will be back in full swing. That is why it is necessary that you know for certain that your AC is up to the challenge of effectively and efficiently cooling your home throughout another summer.
In order to do so, you may need a new AC installed, though. If so, schedule your spring AC installation services in Louisville, KY with us. AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning can install your new air conditioner properly every step of the way, and spring is a great time of the year to get the job done.
There are a few reasons as to why springtime is the perfect time of the year to schedule your AC installation services. First of all, you should be scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance during the spring season anyway. Before firing up your AC in order to cool your home throughout the hottest time of the year, you absolutely must know for certain that your system is in fine working condition. If your air conditioner is unreliable, or if you have been thinking about replacing it the past few years, scheduling your new installation at this time makes a lot of sense.
The weather of the season makes spring a logical time during which to schedule your AC installation as well. Whether replacing an old system or installing a central AC into your home for the very first time, you likely are not going to do so during the winter months. You don’t want people coming in and out of your home, let alone installing ductwork and other components, when it is freezing out. Scheduling your air conditioning installation during the springtime allows your AC installation technician to get the work done when the weather is hospitable, while still ensuring that your system is up and running before the serious heat of summer sets in.
Aside from good weather and being prepared for the summer heat, doing so also allows you to get your AC up and running before the busiest time of the year for technicians. By scheduling your AC installation in the spring, you can protect your comfort no matter how high the temperature may rise when summer arrives.
Let AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning know today if you are interested in scheduling any spring AC installation services in Louisville, KY.