Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 Buying a new air conditioner for your home is a big investment, and obviously you want to ensure you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Chicago weather. Generally, your air conditioner doesn’t demand much of your time or attention, but there are always ways to improve. Follow these tips from iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning 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 perfectly matches your needs and the size of your home properly. iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning 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 Installing a programmable thermostat can make it simple to control your comfort. Using a programmable thermostat, you can set a personalized 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 alert you to service needs. Help Your Air Conditioner Out There’s no reason to make your air conditioner work harder than necessary. When the sun is shining, keep the indoor heat from rising by closing the blinds and windows. When the weather cools down, open the windows so your air conditioner can get some downtime. 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 eliminate unnecessary costs on your energy bills. Don’t Forget About Maintenance When purchasing a new vehicle, most people follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the frequency of oil changes and regular maintenance. You should do the same for your air conditioner to keep your investment functioning properly and efficiently. Spring is an excellent time in Chicago to schedule an appointment with a professional to inspect and maintain your air conditioner before summer is in full swing. If you have any questions, call iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago at 773-704-0640.