It is a big investment to buy a new air conditioner for your home. So, it makes sense to make certain that you are boosting the performance of the air conditioner to benefit your home. Typically, your air conditioner works without requiring much of your time or attention, but O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning has a few tips that will help you get the most out of your air conditioner.
- Choose the Right System
There are a number of options for air conditioners, which means you have the chance to find one that meets your requirements. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of providing cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the best 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 few 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 altering the way homeowners maintain home comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat means you can set up a temperature schedule for the week. You won’t need to worry about turning up the temperature before you’re away for the day. More advanced options for comfort control provide you with remote access, making it easy to adjust 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, typically 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 chance to rest.
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 diminish extra work from your air conditioner, but it also lessens unnecessary costs on your energy bills.
- Don’t Forget About Maintenance
Most people buying 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 working efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for a professional in Drexel Hill 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 Drexel Hill with any questions by calling 610-257-7035.