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 certain you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Carlsbad weather. Generally, your air conditioner doesn’t need much of your time or attention, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to improve. Follow these tips from Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services to get the most 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. Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 set a personalized temperature schedule a week at a time. You’ll no longer have 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 to warn you of 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 flow where it’s needed. This will prevent making your air conditioner work harder than it needs to, and cut down on 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 do the same for your air conditioner to keep your investment running properly and efficiently. Spring is the ideal time in Carlsbad to schedule an appointment with a professional to inspect and maintain your air conditioner before the uncomfortable summer heat. If you have any questions, call Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad at 575-887-7777.