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Taking Control of Your Air Conditioning Unit

Chris Helms - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Taking Control of Your Air Conditioning Unit

How to make the most of temperature control in your air conditioning unit.

Getting up and down to adjust your air conditioning unit is a big pain, especially on a hot summer day. So how do you take control of your air conditioning unit? Here are some temperature control basics.

Central Air Conditioning Control

If your air conditioning unit is central air, your temperature control issues are different than with other systems. Investing in a smart thermostat gives you endless flexibility with temperature control, from setting a schedule to changing the temperature remotely. It’s the ultimate control of your home comfort level.

Split Systems Control

Split systems work differently than central air in that they’re ductless and are not connected from room to room. But there are still ways to control the temperature in your air conditioning unit. Many systems offer remote control temperature setting. There are also timer options in most split air conditioning units that allow you to set a schedule based on when you’re home and what times of day you want more or less cooling. There is also a sleep mode offered in some systems. This controls your air conditioning unit by gradually decreasing the output during the night.

When You’re in the Zone

Zoning is another way to take control of your air conditioning unit. With different thermostats in different areas of your home you can create temperature zones to adjust for different variables. These include which side of the house gets more sun and requires more cooling during the day, individuals who prefer cooler or warmer temperatures, and areas of the house that get more use or less use and need more cooling or less from your air conditioning unit.

No matter what type of system you have, there are ways to take control of your air conditioning unit. Check out more of our Helms Heating and Cooling website for more information.