If daily comfort is important to you, what happens when you're dealing with spring conditions one day, summer the next, and then a freak winter storm? Although the science behind climate change is pushing a huge debate, the results aren't; weather is getting weirder, and it costs money to compensate. Short of conditioning yourself without air conditioning (AC), you need to understand how your AC handles rapid weather changes. Here are a few air conditioning systems details, along with ways an AC services expert can help.
Temperature Sensor Checking And Relocation
Air conditioning units detect the temperature by using a sensor, which is usually located in are area that isn't quickly cooled by the air conditioning or affected by outside air more than the rest of the home. A sensor placed too close to the unit can throw off measurements either by a bad reading through rapid cooling or high temperatures from the air conditioning electrical system.
As temperature changes become more rapid or dramatic in range, the spot picked out by the previous HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technician may not be the best choice. Especially in usually mild climates, the technician may have chosen any location that wasn't directly next to the AC unit, which may now be a hot and humid trap because of new climate features.
Before relocating a sensor, the home needs a full inspection. This includes checking for any leaks in the structure that could allow outside air to change the inside air too rapidly, which can cause your air conditioning unit to work too hard. The same problem happens in the winter with your heater.
Consider A Smart Home Thermostat
The thermostat or control unit for a heating and air conditioning system has changed a lot over the years. From rollers and sliders to button input and digital interfaces, there are a lot ways to control your building's temperature. Smart home systems have taken control to a new level by allowing ranges.
Instead of watching your system struggle to maintain a single, specific temperature while turning on and off, the system can be set to work between wider ranges of temperatures. This is helpful because a system that has to turn on and off repeatedly may not save much more information than leaving the system on permanently.
Setting temperatures is different for every smart thermostat brand, but is generally intuitive and should include a user guide. For more information on how the smart home system works, as well as other changes to support comfortable temperatures during weird weather, call an air conditioning maintenance professional, like one from Smedley & Associates.