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Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner

May 08, 2015

Purchasing a new air conditioner for your home is a large investment, and you naturally want to make sure you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the the Bay Area weather. Generally, your air conditioner doesn’t demand much of your time or attention, but there’s always room for improvement. Follow these tips from Contra Costa Heating & AC to get the most out of your air conditioner.

  1. The Right System for Your Home
    There are a lot of air conditioner options out there, we can design a system that meets all of your needs and the size of your home properly. Contra Costa Heating & AC 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.

  2. 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 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. More advanced options are also available 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 alerting you to any service needs.

  3. Help Your Air Conditioner Out
    You don’t need 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 weather cools down, open the windows so your air conditioner can get a break.

    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 get rid of unnecessary costs on your energy bills.

  4. 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 running properly and efficiently. Spring is the ideal time in the Bay Area 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 Contra Costa Heating & AC in the Bay Area at 510-343-9841.