Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner

May 08, 2015

It is a big investment to buy a new air conditioner for your home. So, it makes sense to make certain that you are boosting the performance of the air conditioner to benefit your home. Usually, your air conditioner works without requiring much of your time or attention, but Farnell Mechanical, Inc. has a couple tips that will help you get the most out of your air conditioner.

  1. Choose the Right System
    There are various options for air conditioners, which means you can 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. Farnell Mechanical, Inc. can help you find the perfect match by noting your square footage, the insulation value of your windows, the amount of insulation in your walls and roof and a few other factors. 

  2. 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 home comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat lets you set up a temperature schedule for the week. You won’t have to think about turning up the temperature before you’re gone all day. More progressive options for comfort control give you 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 perform advanced diagnostics to alert you to service needs.

  3. 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 little time off.

    If there are empty rooms, close the vents and doors. This allows the cool air to travel to rooms that are more regularly used. Not only does this diminish extra work from your air conditioner, but it also lessens unnecessary costs on your energy bills.

  4. Don’t Forget About Maintenance
    Most people buying a new vehicle follow the recommendations for oil changes and routine maintenance. An air conditioner is an investment as well and requires regular monitoring to make sure it is operating efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for a pro in Opelika 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika with any questions by calling 334-245-4748.