Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 It is a big investment to buy a new air conditioner for your home. So, it makes sense to make sure you are boosting 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 Southern Heating & Cooling 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 chance to find one that meets your unique needs. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of providing cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. can help identify the ideal match by looking at your square footage, the insulation value of your windows, the amount of insulation in your walls and roof and a number of 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 ideal comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat allows you to set up a temperature schedule for the week. You won’t need to worry about turning up the temperature before you’re gone all day. More innovative 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 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, typically 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 chance to rest. If there are empty rooms, close the vents and doors. This allows the cool air to travel to rooms that are more commonly used. Not only does this diminish 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 continuous monitoring to make sure it is running efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for an expert in Scottsboro 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro with any questions by calling 256-574-1300.