It is a big investment to buy a new air conditioner for your home. So, it makes sense to make certain that you are optimizing the performance of the air conditioner to benefit your home. For the most part, your air conditioner runs without requiring much of your time or attention, but Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning has a number of tips that will help you get the most out of your air conditioner.
- Choose the Right System
There are various options for air conditioners, which means you can find one that meets your requirements. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of giving you cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the best match by noting your square footage, the insulation value of your windows, the amount of insulation in your walls and roof and a couple other factors.
- Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls
Make it less stressful on yourself by getting a programmable thermostat or comfort control. Technology is transforming the way homeowners maintain ideal comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat allows you to arrange a temperature schedule for the week. You won’t need to worry about turning up the temperature before you’re gone all day. More progressive options for comfort control give you remote access, making it easy to alter the temperature from any location using your phone, tablet or laptop. Comfort controls such as the iComfort Wi-Fi® even monitor your air conditioner and have advanced diagnostics to alert you to service needs.
- Help Your Air Conditioner Out
There’s no need to make your air conditioner work harder than necessary. During the day, especially when it’s sunny, close the blinds and windows to keep warmer air and the heat from raising the indoor temperature. On cooler nights, open up the windows and give your air conditioner a rest.
If there are unoccupied rooms, close the vents and doors. This allows the cool air to travel to rooms that are more frequently used. Not only does this get rid extra work from your air conditioner, but it also lessens unnecessary costs on your energy bills.
- Don’t Forget About Maintenance
Most people getting a new vehicle follow the recommendations for oil changes and routine maintenance. An air conditioner is an investment as well and requires continued monitoring to make sure it is running efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for an expert in Kearney to come check out your air conditioner before the warmer weather hits.
Follow these tips and you’ll see the benefit in the performance of your air conditioner and the savings on your energy bill. Contact Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning in Kearney with any questions by calling 308-624-3485.