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Four Ways to Make the Most Out of Your HVAC System with Upgrades

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Comfort accessories can improve your HVAC system. With the right upgrade, you can have the same level of performance from your heating and cooling system, but with a lower utility cost. Alternatively, the right upgrades can allow you to improve the performance of your heating and cooling system, but still spend the same amount on your energy bill.

Upgrade #1: Use Fans

Installing a fan to improve air circulation can make it feel several degrees cooler without changing the temperature on the thermostat. This is a cheap and easy way to cool the inside of a building without making the air conditioner work any harder.

Upgrade #2: Use a Dehumidifier

If there’s too much moisture in the air, it can make it feel much warmer than it really is. An air conditioner naturally provides some dehumidifying by removing moisture from the air. If the air conditioner can't remove enough of the humidity, homeowners can supplement the air conditioner with a standalone dehumidifier for a specific room or area of the building.

Upgrade #3: Use a Programmable Thermostat

Thermostats allow users to tell the HVAC system when to turn on to keep things cool. With a programmable thermostat, a user can have the thermostat automatically change to a pre-determined temperature at a set time. This is useful when you're asleep or outside the building and unable to adjust the thermostat.

Upgrade #4: Change the Air Filters of Your HVAC System

Air filters remove dust, pollen, dirt and other contaminants from the air. For cleaner air, install air filters with a higher MERV rating. However, because an air filter with a higher MERV rating will remove more particles from the air, it will also restrict the HVAC system's airflow. Regular cleaning or replacement of the filters can help things run smoothly.

If you need better performance or lower operating costs but can’t afford a new HVAC unit, comfort accessories should help. If you’d like to learn more about comfort accessories, please contact our team at Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating online.

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