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Smart Tips For Maintaining A Comfortable Temperature In Your Home

Keeping a home at a comfortable temperature year-round often requires following a few simple tips. One of the most obvious ways to maintain a comfortable and inviting temperature in your home is to adjust the temperature settings on your AC unit control panel. For example, during the winter months it is often advisable to lower the temperature in order to conserve energy and produce a better sleeping environment.

 

Reduce Wear On An AC System

 

Many studies have indicated that cooler temperatures are more conducive to better sleeping. Saving money and sleeping better is as simple as adjusting your thermostat each evening. In other instances, homeowners can use an automated thermostat that will automatically adjust the temperature each evening. Conversely, raising the thermostat by a few degrees during the summer months can serve to save energy and reduce wear on a heating system. Most importantly, a few degrees in temperature are often unnoticeable to the occupants of a home. Your home can stay comfortable, inviting and pleasant even when adjusting a thermostat by a few degrees.

 

Better Circulate Air Throughout A Room

 

Another important consideration with regard to maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home is to take full advantage of existing ceiling fans. Even the rooms where there are no ceiling fans can stand to gain from the simple and easy installation of one of these affordable devices. Utilizing a ceiling fan is a smart way to better circulate air throughout a room and an entire home. This is a smart strategy because using ceiling fans can greatly reduce the necessity of running an air conditioner during the hottest times of the summer.

 

Blocking The Sun’s Rays Can Greatly Improve Temperatures Indoors

 

When a ceiling fan is set at a low setting it consumes far less energy as compared to an air conditioner. Striking a balance between air-conditioning and ceiling fan usage is often the best approach. The key is to keep air flowing throughout your home while maintaining a comfortable environment. It is also a good idea to ensure that the windows that receive sun exposure are well protected. From window film to drapery, blocking the sun’s rays can greatly improve indoor temperature conditions during the hottest times of the year. Contact Delta BAP to learn more about Phoenix air conditioning and heating services that are both impressive and affordable.

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Sensible Tips For Improving AC Efficiency

During the hottest times of the summer having an AC system that runs at peak efficiency is essential to ensuring that everyone stays comfortable. In fact, not only can and efficient AC system produce cool and inviting air for the occupants of a home or business but it can also serve to greatly reduce energy related costs. One of the most obvious and easiest ways to improve efficiency with regard to an air-conditioning unit is to simply change the filter at regular intervals.

 

Hire An Experienced HVAC Contractor

 

A dirty filter can limit airflow causing an AC unit to work far harder than is necessary. Another important aspect of maintaining an AC unit so that it operates at peak performance is to clean the coils on a regular basis. Dirty coils can hinder an air-conditioner’s performance by some estimates of up to 10% or more. If homeowners are not comfortable with doing this type of work it is important to hire an experienced HVAC contractor to maintain coils in a clean condition.

 

Making Certain That Any Bent Coil Fins Are Straightened

 

An AC technician can not just check to ensure the coils are clean, but they can also inspect an AC unit with regard to coolant levels and overall airflow. These simple inspections can often turn up deficiencies in an AC system that can serve to reduce a unit’s overall efficiency by in some instances up to 40% or more. Another important consideration with regard to the coils in an air-conditioning system is that they should be checked for integrity. This includes making certain that any bent coil fins are straightened out and corrected. If a fin is in fact damaged beyond repair it should be effectively replaced.

 

Standard Procedures Combined With Regular Duct Cleaning

 

Finally, an often-overlooked aspect of ensuring that an AC runs at peak efficiency is to keep the outdoor portion of air conditioning unit shaded if possible. When the outdoor component of a whole house air conditioning system is shaded it will stay cooler and will operate at greater efficiency. Some estimates report improved efficiency of up to 10% or more with regard to units that are adequately shaded. These standard procedures combined with regular duct cleaning can greatly improve indoor air quality and temperature. Contact Delta BAP for Phoenix AC inspections, repair and maintenance.

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Top 4 Health Benefits of Air Conditioning

Air conditioning does provide comfort and controls the indoors temperature, but let`s not forget that it could be beneficial to our health, too. These are 4 of the top benefits air conditioning provides to our health:

1. Fundamental Benefits of Air Conditioning

In general an AC system provides a healthy living environment. It is helps people with: • Respiratory problems • Allergies, related to airborne practices • High levels of stress • People with mobility disabilities • Children, as they do need good quality air.

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Central Air Conditioning Vs. Wall Air Conditioning

When it comes to air-conditioning, we always want to choose the best and most cost effective option for our homes. In general people hesitate between central and wall air-conditioning systems and in many cases they do not make a fully informed decision.
In this articles we will briefly point out the advantages and disadvantages of each system, so you can choose the one which suits you best.

Central Air Conditioning

ADVANTAGES
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10 Fun Facts About Air Conditioning – Part 1

Actually air conditioning is not the funniest topic to talk about over a glass of beer, however there are some very funny fact, definitely worth knowing. Read them and make sure to share them with your friends. And if you still do not have an AC system installed, think about it! Continue reading

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10 Fun Facts About Air Conditioning – Part 2

Actually air-conditioning is not the funniest topic to talk about over a glass of beer, however there are some very funny fact, definitely worth knowing. Read them and make sure to share them with your friends. And if you still do not have an AC system installed, think about it! Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Conventional Air Conditioners

Conventional air conditioners are the preferred choice of many people, as they provide the desired comfort quickly and easily, but there are a few important things, which you should know in terms of operation, energy efficiency, cost and maintenance.
This kind of air-conditioners are very popular in Phoenix, Arizona and if you consider buying one, definitely call Delta BAP and we`ll help you find the best one for you. Continue reading

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How To Change An Air Conditioner Filter

We often say that cleaning your air-conditioner`s filter is very important for the proper work of your AC system, but we have never shown you how to do that. Up to now.

In this article, you`ll see the step by step process, allowing you to clean your air conditioner filter. Continue reading

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How to manage the costs of your air conditioner?

The air conditioner provides us with comfort throughout the year, bet as it consumes energy, many people think they cannot afford it.

Thankfully most AC systems today are energy efficient and the bills are not as high as many people would think. We will provide you with some tips, which will help you manage the costs of your air-conditioner. Continue reading

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In need of an Air Conditioner? What do you need to know

Air conditioning systems are one of the most widely used systems worldwide, so when choosing an air conditioner for our homes, we need to be careful and choose wisely. Delta BAP has long AC history and we want to share with you a few essential things, which could be of great help for you and your family. Continue reading

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