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3 Upgrades to Consider for Your Air Conditioning before Summer

If you are currently happy with your home's air conditioning system and have no plans to replace it in the near future, you can still make improvements to it. There are a number of upgrades that will help you receive greater performance, efficiency, and convenience from your AC.

Contact Lifeline Plumbing, Inc. today and speak to our air conditioning experts to find out more about the following AC upgrades as well as others. We provide HVAC, plumbing, and water heater services in Aurora, IL and the surrounding areas.

#1 - Smart thermostats

Do you still run your AC using a manual thermostat with sliders and dials? Or an old digital model that doesn't have programmable features? Then it's time for a change! If you replace your old thermostats with cutting-edge smart thermostats, you will have superior control over the temperature in your home and save money as well. A smart thermostat "learns" from your history of temperature settings to develop its own program that maximizes efficiency. And you can control a smart thermostat from a laptop computer, desktop computer, tablet, smart phone, or anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection.

#2 - Zone control

Most air conditioners use a ventilation network to distribute cooled air to the rooms. This is an all-or-nothing proposition, so that every time the AC comes on, all the rooms receive cooling whether they need it or not. But with zone control dampers fit into the ductwork, you can choose which rooms receive cooling. This will help you keep energy bills low without affecting household comfort.

#3 - Dehumidifier

A whole-house dehumidifier installed into your HVAC system is an excellent way to relieve the stress on an AC. An air conditioner has some dehumidifying properties, but not enough to make a significant difference in a home. With a dehumidifier removing the excess humidity, your home will feel around 8°F cooler, and that means more time with the air conditioner off. A more comfortable home, and much less frightening bills.

Whether you decide to have upgrades for your air conditioner or not, remember to schedule routine maintenance for it before the summer heat arrives. Lifeline Plumbing, Inc. offers an excellent maintenance program for our customers, which includes extra benefits along with the inspections and tune-ups. Call us today for more information.

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