Purchasing a new air conditioner for your home is a large investment, and you naturally want to make certain you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Des Moines weather. Generally, your air conditioner doesn’t need much of your time or attention, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to improve. Follow these tips from Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling 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. Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling 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 other 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 personalized temperature schedule a week at a time. You won’t need to worry about adjusting the temperature before or after work or before bed. More advanced options are also available 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 want 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 a break.
Close the vents and doors of unoccupied rooms to let the cool air flow where it’s needed. This will prevent making your air conditioner work harder than it has to, and get rid of unnecessary costs on your energy bills.
- Don’t Forget About Maintenance
When buying a new car, most people follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the frequency of oil changes and regular maintenance. You should be doing the same thing for your air conditioner to keep your investment operating properly and efficiently. Spring is the ideal time in Des Moines to schedule an appointment with a professional to inspect and maintain your air conditioner before summer really heats up. If you have any questions, call Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines at 515-207-6569.