It is a big investment to purchase a new air conditioner for your home. So, it makes sense to make sure you are improving the performance of the air conditioner to benefit your home. Typically, your air conditioner works without requiring much of your time or attention, but TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical 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 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. TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical can help identify the ideal 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 easier on yourself by adding a programmable thermostat or comfort control. Technology is changing 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 leave the house for the day. More advanced options for comfort control provide you with 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 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 rest.
If there are vacant 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 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 regular monitoring to make sure it is operating efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for a pro in Libertyville 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 TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical in Libertyville with any questions by calling 847-362-0262.