Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 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. Usually, your air conditioner operates without requiring much of your time or attention, but O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning has a couple 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 can find one that meets your unique needs. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of giving you cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the perfect match by taking a look at 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 less stressful on yourself by installing a programmable thermostat or comfort control. Technology is changing the way homeowners maintain home comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat lets you set up a temperature schedule for the week. You won’t need to think twice about turning up the temperature before you’re away for the day. More innovative options for comfort control offer you remote access, making it easy to change 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 run 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, usually 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 empty rooms, close the vents and doors. This allows the cool air to travel to rooms that are more commonly used. Not only does this get rid extra work from your air conditioner, but it also decreases 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 operating efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for an expert in the Main Line 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 O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line with any questions by calling 610-626-2540.