In the California deserts, our hot season stretches far into the fall, so keeping an air conditioner in good shape is important. But perhaps you’re looking to get a bit more from your system: better quality cooling, more cost-efficient performance. Here are a few upgrades to consider installing for the late season. The Yucaipa air conditioning technicians at Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning are available to perform the installations you need for an improved AC.
Programmable thermostat: One of the best investments you can make in an air conditioner is to install a programmable thermostat. If you don’t have one, you could be spending additional money on your electric bills while not getting the highest quality cooling. Programmable thermostats give you precise control over the temperature that the sliders on manual thermostats won’t allow. They also take care of reducing cooling when your home is empty, and increasing it before you return each day.
Wi-Fi-Enabled and Wireless Thermostats: This is the next step up from a programmable thermostat. Take advantage of modern wireless technology to control your air conditioner remotely—from any spot where you have smart phone coverage or a computer with Internet access. You don’t have to worry about accidentally leaving the AC on when you go to work. If you’re running late getting home, you can stop the air conditioner from switching on hours before you return.
Ductless mini splits: What if you decide the best upgrade is to upgrade the whole system? If you inherited an older AC with your home, this may be the best option. One replacement system to consider is a ductless mini split. These ACs operate with interior and exterior units just like central air conditioners, but in place of ducts, they use mounted blowers in different rooms. Ductless mini splits can remove the hassles of having ducts and also permit temperature control over individual parts of your home.
If you are in the market to upgrade your air conditioner, Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning can provide you with the know-how and skill to help. We handle the upgrades listed above, as well as all types of repairs. Our friendly technicians will perform proper installation so your upgraded air conditioning in Yucaipa does exactly what you want it to do.