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Top AC Accessories to Enhance Your Home Cooling. Summer is a season of warmth, sunshine, and fun activities, but it can also be accompanied by unbearable heat, especially indoors. Anyone who’s been inside a St. Louis home in the summer understands the importance of a well-functioning air conditioner. But many homeowners don’t know that there are a range of additional AC products that can help increase your efficiency while stabilizing your comfort. At SmartHouse, we cater our AC services to each specific home and homeowners’ needs. If you’re looking to upgrade your AC system in St. Louis, call at 314-648-3162, send us a message at 314-310-2242, or contact us online.
A smart thermostat is an essential accessory for any modern home. It allows you to control your home’s temperature using your smartphone or voice commands, even when you’re not at home. With a smart thermostat, you can set up a cooling schedule that fits your lifestyle and helps you save on energy bills.
Ceiling fans help circulate cool air throughout your home and add an aesthetic appeal to your living space. By creating a consistent gentle breeze, ceiling fans allow you to feel more comfortable.
Window film is a great accessory for windows with direct, unshaded sun exposure. It works by reflecting the sun’s rays, thus keeping your home cooler. This accessory is especially useful if you have large windows that let in a lot of sunlight. Installing window film can also help reduce glare and protect your furniture from fading.
Your AC filter removes allergens, dust, and other pollutants from the air, thus creating a healthier living space. Higher quality air filters trap more pollutants, improving your indoor air quality. Filters are measured by their MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating, and the higher MERV filters catch more particulates. The highest-rated HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters trap 99.97% of pollutants. Investing in higher quality air filters can do wonders for anyone in your home suffering from allergies or respiratory issues.
Rather than trapping pollutants, air purifiers destroy them to further improve your home’s air quality by ridding it of dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and other allergens. They can also remove household odors like cooking smells or your pet’s odor. There are generally two types of air purifiers available:
At SmartHouse, we generally recommend two products for whole home air purification:
Zoning is an innovative technique that allows you to regulate the climate controls in different rooms of your home. If you’re avoiding certain areas of your home during hot or cold months, or find yourself fighting with your family members who prefer a warmer or cooler temperature, zoning can be a holistic solution. After you and your HVAC contractor have identified the zones in your home, the actual zoning can be achieved by either dividing your central ductwork, or by strategically placing ductless mini splits throughout your home.
A whole house dehumidifier reduces the humidity levels in your home. It works by removing excess moisture from the air, thus creating a more comfortable living space. High humidity levels can make your home feel hotter, even if the temperature is set to a comfortable level. Installing a whole house dehumidifier can help you feel more comfortable during the summer months.
Surge suppressors protect electronic components in your AC from lightning storms and other surge events. During a power surge, the voltage in your home can spike, potentially damaging your air conditioning unit. Installing a surge suppressor can protect your AC from this damage, eliminate the need for AC repair for damage caused by power surges, and prolong your AC’s lifespan.
Supplementing your AC system with other features and new technologies can help enhance the performance of your home’s cooling system. Whether you’re looking to save energy, improve indoor air quality, or simply stay cool and comfortable during the hot St. Louis summer, SmartHouse can help you achieve those goals with honest advice and expert craftsmanship. Contact us today by calling 314-648-3162, texting us at 314-310-2242, or scheduling your service online.