It’s possible to beat the Florida heat and save money each month on your utility bills. However, doing so means making a major investment for your home!
That investment is a smart AC unit. This is the kind of purchase that can save you money each month. Of course, it’s an expensive purchase, which is why many who might upgrade their air conditioning are on the fence.
But what are these units? How do they work, and what are the pros and cons? Keep reading to discover the answers!
What Is a Smart AC Unit?
A smart AC unit can connect to your mobile device. Such air conditioners can be controlled by the app or programmed with specific settings.
Traditional AC units are completely manual. If somebody gets too hot, that person needs to get up and lower the temperature via the thermostat.
With a smart unit, you can control AC from your phone. And you can program it to set the temperature at different levels for different days and times. For example, keeping the air relatively high while you are at work and then cooling things down about an hour before you get home.
A smart air conditioner, like a smart thermostat, can be very convenient. But is it right for you? Let’s look at the pros and cons.
Pros of Using a Smart Air Conditioner
Two of the biggest pros of smart AC is that it can save you time and money. In our above example, keeping the temperature higher when you are out of the house and lower when you are at home can lower your energy bills. And being able to change the temperature at the touch of a button saves time.
The smart unit can also help reduce your energy consumption and overall carbon footprint. And these modern units can tell you when they need to be fixed. Better still, they can tell you what preventative maintenance you need to take to avoid an expensive repair bill.
Cons of Using a Smart Air Conditioner
The smart air conditioner is a very “smart” choice. However, it has a few cons you should be aware of.
First, it can be relatively expensive compared to other AC units. But as we noted before, the amount of money you will save with these units can help the unit pay for itself over time.
Second, you may need multiple units to completely cool your home. However, the alternative would be to have an equal number of traditional units or just be hot and miserable in the Florida heat.
Third, a smart AC can be difficult for the average person to install. However, you can address that by having a professional handle the installation.
Install Your Smart AC Unit Today!
Now you know more about what a smart AC unit is and what its pros and cons are. But do you know who can help you install it?
Here at Cliff’s, we specialize in keeping you comfortable throughout the year. To learn more about how we can help install, maintain, or repair your smart air conditioner, contact us today!
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Those weird AC sounds are trying to tell you something. Don’t ignore them.
If you’re experiencing any out-of-the ordinary AC phenomena, get in touch with us today. Contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly. Or, call our emergency service number and we’ll speak with you instantly.