It is a big investment to buy a new air conditioner for your home. So, it makes sense to ensure you are boosting the performance of the air conditioner to benefit your home. For the most part, your air conditioner works without requiring much of your time or attention, but Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services has a number of tips that will help you get the most out of your air conditioner.
- Choose the Right System
There are a variety of options for air conditioners, which means you have the chance to find one that meets your demands. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of giving you cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services can help identify the perfect match by noting your square footage, the insulation value of your windows, the amount of insulation in your walls and roof and a number of other factors.
- Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls
Make it simpler on yourself by adding a programmable thermostat or comfort control. Technology is transforming the way homeowners maintain ideal comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat lets you customize a temperature schedule for the week. You won’t have to think about turning up the temperature before you’re gone all day. More progressive options for comfort control provide you with 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 perform advanced diagnostics to alert you to service needs.
- Help Your Air Conditioner Out
There’s no need to make your air conditioner operate 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 little time off.
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 eliminate extra work from your air conditioner, but it also minimizes unnecessary costs on your energy bills.
- Don’t Forget About Maintenance
Most people purchasing 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 a professional in Anchorage 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 Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services in Anchorage with any questions by calling 907-202-9798.