It is a big investment to get 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. For the most part, your air conditioner runs without requiring much of your time or attention, but Vogts Heating & Air has a few 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 freedom to find one that meets your demands. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of offering cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. Vogts Heating & Air can help identify 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 simpler on yourself by getting a programmable thermostat or comfort control. Technology is changing the way homeowners maintain their comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat lets you 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 give you 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 run 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 vacant 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 decreases 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 regular monitoring to make sure it is running efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for an expert in Pocatello 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 Vogts Heating & Air in Pocatello with any questions by calling 208-621-0129.