If the dad in your life is like most men, he enjoys a cool home. Does your dad often complain about how his house is too warm? Perhaps your Father’s Day gift can be centered around lowering the temperature.
Here are some suggestions for doing just that.
If he doesn’t already have a ceiling fan in his “man cave,” it’s time to install one. Make sure you get the model with reversible blades: counterclockwise in the summer to lift up the heat and stir the cool breezes around, and clockwise in the winter to push the heat down from the ceiling.
Ductless Mini Split
Speaking of man caves, if your honoree’s special place isn’t served as well as it could be by the central air conditioner, maybe you should look into having a ductless mini split installed in his room. Mini splits don’t require ducts to cool; they are quiet, efficient and unobtrusive, with a compressor located outside the house, and a small air handler to distribute the air inside the room. Mini splits are a perfect solution for cooling off parts of the home where the air conditioning is inadequate, without having to extend the duct system.
If Dad likes gadgets and the latest in technology, then why not get him a smart thermostat? Smart (aka Wi-fi thermostats) allow the user to control the HVAC system from near or far through an app on a smart device. Some models even allow the user to make adjustments to control humidity. Smart thermostats also can tell the user how much they are spending on energy, while some “learning” models can sense when someone is at home or when the oven is in use and can adjust the temperature accordingly.
These sleek fans provide all the airflow Dad will need, but without the noise. They are also efficient, consuming 40 percent less power than typical portable fans.
For more on cooling gifts for Father’s Day, contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We serve the greater Indianapolis area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).