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 ensure you are optimizing the performance of the air conditioner to benefit your home. Usually, your air conditioner operates without requiring much of your time or attention, but Desert Suns Heating & Cooling has a number of tips that will help you get the most out of your air conditioner. Choose the Right System There are a number of options for air conditioners, which means you have the chance to find one that meets your requirements. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of giving you cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. Desert Suns Heating & Cooling can assist in identifying the best match by looking at your square footage, the insulation value of your windows, the amount of insulation in your walls and roof and a couple other factors. Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls Make it less stressful on yourself by getting a programmable thermostat or comfort control. Technology is transforming the way homeowners maintain ideal comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat allows you to customize a temperature schedule for the week. You won’t have to think about turning up the temperature before you leave the house for the day. More progressive options for comfort control offer you remote access, making it easy to alter 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 run advanced diagnostics to alert you to service needs. Help Your Air Conditioner Out There’s no need to make your air conditioner run harder than necessary. During the day, especially 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 unoccupied 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 decreases unnecessary costs on your energy bills. Don’t Forget About Maintenance Most people getting a new vehicle follow the recommendations for oil changes and routine maintenance. An air conditioner is an investment as well and requires continued monitoring to make sure it is running efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for a pro in Albuquerque 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 Desert Suns Heating & Cooling in Albuquerque with any questions by calling 505-994-9176.