Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 Purchasing a new air conditioner for your home is a large investment, and obviously you want to make sure you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Colfax weather. Usually, your air conditioner doesn’t require much of your time or attention, but there’s always room for improvement. Follow these tips from Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning to get all you can out of your air conditioner. The Right System for Your Home With all the air conditioner options out there, we can design a system that perfectly matches your needs and the size of your home properly. Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the air conditioner that’s perfect 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 Utilizing a programmable thermostat can make it a cinch for you 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 alerting you to any service needs. Help Your Air Conditioner Out You don’t want 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 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 to where it’s needed. This will prevent making your air conditioner work harder than necessary, and eliminate 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 routine 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 Colfax 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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax at 509-397-3622.