Getting a new air conditioner for your home is a large investment, and obviously you want to make certain you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Erie weather. Usually, your air conditioner doesn’t require much of your time or attention, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to improve. Follow these tips from Patterson & Stirling 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 meets all of your needs and the size of your home properly. Patterson & Stirling Inc can help you find the air conditioner that will be best for you by considering your square footage; how well your windows; walls and roof are insulated; and additional factors.
- Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls
Taking advantage of a programmable thermostat can make it simple to control your comfort. Using a programmable thermostat, you can set a custom temperature schedule a week at a time. There’s no reason to worry about adjusting the temperature before or after work or before bed. You can also take advantage of more advanced options 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 alert you to 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 temperature drops, open the windows so your air conditioner can get some downtime.
Close the vents and doors of unoccupied rooms to let the cool air to where it’s needed. This will prevent making your air conditioner work harder than necessary, and cut down on 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 annual maintenance. You should be doing the same thing for your air conditioner to keep your investment running properly and efficiently. Spring is the ideal time in Erie to schedule an appointment with a professional to inspect and maintain your air conditioner before summer is in full swing. If you have any questions, call Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie at 814-308-0416.