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Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner

It is a big investment to buy a new air conditioner for your home. So, it makes sense to ensure you are improving the performance of the air conditioner to benefit your home. Typically, your air conditioner operates without requiring much of your time or attention, but Schagrin Gas Company has a few 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 have the chance to find one that meets your demands. While all air conditioners serve the purpose of giving you cooler air, there are different sizes available to fit the size of your home. Schagrin Gas Company can assist in identifying the perfect 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 few other factors. 

  2. Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls
    Make it easier on yourself by installing a programmable thermostat or comfort control. Technology is altering the way homeowners maintain ideal comfort. For a simpler option, a programmable thermostat means you can customize 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 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 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, usually 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 rest.

    If there are vacant 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 continuous monitoring to make sure it is running efficiently. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for a pro in Middletown 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 Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown with any questions by calling 302-658-2000.