Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 Purchasing a new air conditioner for your home is a major investment, and obviously you want to make sure you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Lawrence weather. Normally, your air conditioner doesn’t require much of your time or attention, but there’s always room for improvement. Follow these tips from Scott Temperature to get the most out of your air conditioner. The Right System for Your Home With all the air conditioner options out there, we can design a system that meets all of your needs and the size of your home properly. Scott Temperature can help you find the air conditioner that will be best 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 a cinch for you to control your comfort. Using a programmable thermostat, you can set a custom temperature schedule a week at a time. There’s no reason 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 alert you to service needs. Help Your Air Conditioner Out You don’t want to make your air conditioner work harder than necessary. When it’s sunny, 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 let the cool air to where it’s needed. This will prevent making your air conditioner work harder than it needs to, and get rid of unnecessary costs on your energy bills. Don’t Forget About Maintenance When buying a new car, most people follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the frequency of oil changes and routine maintenance. You should do the same for your air conditioner to keep your investment operating properly and efficiently. Spring is the ideal time in Lawrence 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 Scott Temperature in Lawrence at 785-843-2244.