The Variable Speed Air Blower
Of course, we don’t know whether you have that on your own AC system, but if you are in the market for a replacement, that is the way to go. One of the reasons for it is that you will be able to handle humidity a lot better. you’ll put the fan on low, and it will work better when the air is moving slower through your system. The variable blower allows you to have more than one speed, rather than a blower with just a single speed, which won’t allow you to be as efficient as possible.
A Programmable Thermostat
This allows you to pre-set temperatures for your air conditioner at different times of the day. It is ideal for people who are on a regular schedule; that is, if they go to work at a place where there are set hours, or if there are school schedules that has to be accommodated. A thermostat that can actually be programmed offers other kinds of flexibility too, like taking weekend days and making a different schedule for them. This allows you to save a lot money, because the system automatically will move to a more cost-efficient temperature when you’re not there and you don’t have to worry about changing it manually.
Freon is becoming a thing of the past, which you may have heard if you have had a talk with an air conditioning professional. Basically, it has been judged to be unfriendly to the environment. The government stepped in, as it often does, and has approved something that is more environmentally-friendly. Its technical name is R410A, and it is also known as Puron. In the years to come, all the new air conditioners will have this in use, so get ready.
A Maintenance Agreement
Yes, we know that this is not a physical component of an air conditioner, but it something that is absolutely mandatory if you want to maintain a healthy system. When you take the time to do maintenance on your AC, it saves you cash on your bills. The service person who comes to your home will check every aspect of the system, and he will also perform a safety check. The objective, of course, is that you are going to be experiencing an air conditioner that runs as close to top efficiency as possible. If you don’t pay attention to this, you will lose up to 5% per year in efficiency on your system.