Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 Getting a new air conditioner for your home is a big investment, and obviously you want to make sure you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Ballwin weather. Usually, your air conditioner doesn’t need much of your time or attention, but there’s always room for improvement. Follow these tips from Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning to maximize what you’re getting 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. Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning 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 various factors. Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls Installing a programmable thermostat can make it easier for you to control your comfort. Using a programmable thermostat, you can customize your temperature schedule for a week at a time. There’s no reason 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 alerting you to any service needs. Help Your Air Conditioner Out There’s no reason to make your air conditioner work harder than necessary. On a sunny day, 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 get a break. 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 necessary, and get rid of unnecessary costs on your energy bills. Don’t Forget About Maintenance When you get a new vehicle, most people follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the frequency of oil changes and routine maintenance. The same applies for your air conditioner to keep your investment functioning properly and efficiently. Spring is the ideal time in Ballwin 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 Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin at 636-391-7377.