Buying a new air conditioner for your home is a big investment, and of course you want to ensure you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Lake Forest weather. Normally, your air conditioner doesn’t require much of your time or attention, but there’s always room for improvement. Follow these tips from 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to get all you can out of your air conditioner.
- The Right System for Your Home
There are a lot of air conditioner options out there, we can design a system that perfectly matches your needs and the size of your home properly. 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you find the air conditioner that’s the perfect fit for your home by considering your square footage; how well your windows; walls and roof are insulated; and other factors.
- Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls
Taking advantage of a programmable thermostat can make it easier for you to control your comfort. Using a programmable thermostat, you can set a personalized temperature schedule a week at a time. There’s no reason to worry about adjusting the temperature before or after work or before bed. There are also more advanced options to take advantage of like remotely adjusting the temperature using your phone, tablet or laptop. Comfort controls such as the iComfort® thermostat can perform advanced diagnostics on your air conditioner to warn you of service needs.
- Help Your Air Conditioner Out
You don’t need to make your air conditioner work harder than necessary. When it’s sunny, keep the indoor heat from rising by closing the blinds and windows. When the weather cools down, open the windows so your air conditioner can rest.
Close the vents and doors of unoccupied rooms to allow the cool air to get where it’s needed. This will prevent making your air conditioner work harder than it needs to, and eliminate unnecessary costs on your energy bills.
- Don’t Forget About Maintenance
When purchasing a new vehicle, most people follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the frequency of oil changes and regular maintenance. You should do the same for your air conditioner to keep your investment functioning properly and efficiently. Spring is an excellent time in Lake Forest to schedule an appointment with a professional to inspect and maintain your air conditioner before the uncomfortable summer heat. If you have any questions, call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest at 949-204-0859.