There’s nothing good about walking into a sweltering home in the middle of summer. And it’s also not fun if you need to be in a room that doesn’t have an air conditioner. Summers on Long Island can get awfully hot and if your entire home is not cool, you’re likely not using central air conditioning. At Tragar Home Services, heating and cooling is our business and we can help your home stay cool in the summer. And we want to tell you about the benefits of central air conditioning.
The Basics of Central Air From Tragar
Tragar has been in the central air conditioning business for more than a decade and we’ve become expert installers of high-quality products such as Lennox Home Comfort Systems. We also do air conditioning repair and maintenance if you need it. There’s a lot that goes into central air installation and you want it done with expertise.
According to HuffPost, a surprising number of people have not yet made the switch. In fact, only 87 percent of homes in the US have any type of air conditioner. Many of these are wall units that aren’t efficient and have a limited cooling capacity. Meanwhile, central air is more quiet, convenient and comfortable.
The Department of Energy outlines how central air works. They circulate cooler air into your home through a system of supply and return ducts and registers, which are openings in walls, floors, and ceilings which are covered by grills. As the cooled air circulates through your home, it will become warmer and that warmer air will flow back into the central air conditioner through return ducts.
How Central Air Makes Your Life Easier
Central air conditioners are more energy efficient than wall units, according to the energy department, they also make less noise. Because of the ducts and vents, they are far less noticeable in your home. Even so, you should look into buying a more energy efficient system. If you have an older central air conditioning system, you should consider updating it. Today’s air conditioners produce 30 to 50 percent less energy than those made in the mid-1970s. Even 10-year old systems can produce 20 to 40 percent more energy than today’s energy efficient products do.
Tragar Will Make Certain It’s In
There are some things you should know about central air conditioning before you sign off on that purchase. According to Time, a major factor in the central air installation process is sizing your home. They write that the cost of your system is measured by the ton, which is the amount of energy released by a one-ton block of ice melting in a day. They estimated a typical two-story 2,000 square foot home will require 3 to 3.5 tons to be properly cooled.
Tragar will make sure you get the measurements right and that’s important. If your system is too big, it won’t dehumidify your home and if it’s too small, it will run too often and drive up what you’re paying.
Tragar will make certain the measurements of your home are correct and the ducts are placed in optimal areas of your home and get the job done right. To learn more, contact us today.