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. For the most part, your air conditioner operates without requiring much of your time or attention, but Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. has a few tips that will help you get the most out of your air conditioner.
- Choose the Right System
There are various options for air conditioners, which means you have the freedom to find one that meets your unique needs. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of offering cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. can assist in identifying the best match by noting your square footage, the insulation value of your windows, the amount of insulation in your walls and roof and a couple 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 transforming the way homeowners maintain ideal comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat lets you arrange 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 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 have 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, 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 rest.
If there are empty rooms, close the vents and doors. This allows the cool air to travel to rooms that are more regularly 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 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 West Columbia 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia with any questions by calling 803-265-4208.