Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 It is a big investment to purchase 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. Typically, your air conditioner works without requiring much of your time or attention, but Freed Heating & Air Conditioning has a few tips that will help you get the most out of your air conditioner. Choose the Right System There are a variety of options for air conditioners, which means you can find one that meets your demands. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of providing cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. Freed Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the best match by taking a look 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 installing a programmable thermostat or comfort control. Technology is changing the way homeowners maintain their comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat allows you to arrange a temperature schedule for the week. You won’t have to think about turning up the temperature before you’re away for the day. More innovative options for comfort control offer 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 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, 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 eliminate extra work from your air conditioner, but it also minimizes 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 continuous monitoring to make sure it is operating efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for a pro in Moline 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline with any questions by calling 309-762-3641.