Purchasing a new air conditioner for your home is a major investment, and you naturally want to make sure you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Rapid City weather. Normally, your air conditioner doesn’t demand much of your time or attention, but there are always ways to improve. Follow these tips from Street Heating and 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 perfectly matches your needs and the size of your home properly. Street Heating and Cooling 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 additional 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 custom temperature schedule a week at a time. You won’t need 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 to warn you of 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 rest.
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 eliminate 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 operating properly and efficiently. Spring is the perfect time in Rapid City 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 Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City at 605-206-3915.