At 20/100, the Comfort Index for Titus County, TX, an index that’s based on humidity levels, is less than half the national average of 44/100. Essentially, this places Mount Pleasant and the rest of Titus County on the lower end of the climatic comfort scale, indicating a need for extra help with summertime humidity control. The area’s average July high of 95 degrees increases that discomfort even further, presenting a daunting challenge for local residents trying hard to balance cooling needs with dehumidification requirements while still attempting to maintain energy efficiency and keep cooling costs low.
Help from the Cooling and Dehumidification Experts
The good news is that the cooling experts at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you find the “sweet spot” where summertime cooling and adequate humidity removal converge, lowering costs and making your home an oasis of comfort during the hottest months of the year. At Wood, we offer the most innovative air conditioning services and systems to help our Upper East Texas neighbors solve their unique summertime comfort challenges. Our air conditioning services, which are based on the fundamental principles of effective HVAC technology, can get you headed in the right direction for keeping your AC system in top condition for the heat.
AC Maintenance: A Must for Dependable Summer Comfort
A well-maintained air conditioner is your first line of defense against the hot, humid Titus County summer weather. Your air conditioning works hard during summer and needs regular tune-ups to continue operating at maximum effectiveness day after day. If your AC system hasn’t been serviced lately, having your system checked is the first step to dependable cooling this summer.
Air Conditioning Repair: The Solution to Poor Performance
One trick to saving money while making your system work better and last longer is to stay alert to any subtle or not-so-subtle changes in your system’s performance. If you notice anything unusual, don’t wait. Get the issue corrected right away — before the system breaks down. If it breaks down anyway, in spite of your vigilance, Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help through our regular or emergency air conditioning repair service.
Air Conditioner Replacement: When Upgrading Makes Sense
At times a homeowner has no choice but to replace a damaged AC system that is hopelessly beyond repair. At other times, a system may be so outdated that it’s neither feasible nor cost effective to continue using the inefficient equipment. In either case, a much-needed upgrade to a more modern energy-efficient AC system can prove a refreshing change. Yet, you needn’t wait for one of these two situations to occur. Sometimes an equipment upgrade simply makes sense. Why? Because a more energy-efficient, technologically advanced high-performance system can actually save you money.
Our 7 Foolproof Tips
Now that you understand the basics, here are seven foolproof ways to decrease your energy bills as the mercury rises:
1. Select your air conditioner for maximum humidity control.
In humid climates, two-stage air conditioners are best at balancing temperature and humidity control. These systems feature a complex control mechanism that measures Relative Humidity and adjusts AC operation accordingly. In conjunction with their variable speed air handler, these models not only increase comfort but also save energy.
2. Invest in a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats allow you to preset your system’s operation based on your family’s schedule. According to Energy.gov, using a programmable thermostat to turn up your AC temperature setting 7° to 10° F while you’re away from home or asleep can save up to 10 percent on your combined annual heating and cooling costs.
3. Use ceiling fans.
Ceiling fans save energy in summer by letting you turn up your thermostat by a few degrees while your family is at home. Two keys to consistent savings are turning on the fan only when the room is occupied and making sure it revolves in the right direction for cooling.
4. Clean or change your air filter regularly.
Your AC system’s filter should be cleaned at least once a month and changed once every three months. This simple do-it-yourself AC maintenance task will help your system function more efficiently.
5. Get a professional home energy audit.
Home energy audits help you maximize the comfort level you and your family enjoy not just in summer but throughout the year by allowing you to schedule or complete the renovations, improvements and/or equipment upgrades you need to make your AC or HVAC system as energy efficient as possible.
6. Insulate your attic and attic hatch.
Making sure your attic is properly insulated can prevent cooling losses. The ENERGY STAR website offers advice that can help you determine whether you need to add attic insulation to your home.
7. Buy the right size air conditioner for your space.
Selecting the right capacity AC system will provide the most comfort and the greatest energy efficiency. In humid climates, this calculation can be tricky, so you’ll need expert advice, such as that provided by the cooling specialists at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing.
Trust Your Titus County TX AC Needs to Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing
For over half a century, the AC specialists at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing have brought consistent indoor comfort and AC efficiency to our Titus County neighbors during the hot, humid Texas summers. Call our office today to find out how our extensive AC knowledge can increase your family’s comfort this summer.