Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 Getting a new air conditioner for your home is a major investment, and you naturally want to make certain you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Franklin Lakes weather. Generally, your air conditioner doesn’t require much of your time or attention, but there are always ways to improve. Follow these tips from Total Comfort to get all you can out of your air conditioner. The Right System for Your Home There’s no shortage of air conditioner options out there, we can design a system that meets all of your needs and the size of your home properly. Total Comfort can help you find the air conditioner that’s the perfect fit for your home by considering your square footage; how well your windows; walls and roof are insulated; and additional factors. Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls Utilizing a programmable thermostat can make it easier for you to control your comfort. Using a programmable thermostat, you can customize your temperature schedule for a week at a time. You’ll no longer have 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 alerting you to any service needs. 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 let the cool air to 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. Don’t Forget About Maintenance When purchasing a new vehicle, most people follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the frequency of oil changes and routine maintenance. You should be doing the same thing for your air conditioner to keep your investment functioning properly and efficiently. Spring is the ideal time in Franklin Lakes 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 Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes at 201-891-1333.