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 ensure you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Odessa weather. Usually, your air conditioner doesn’t need much of your time or attention, but there’s always room for improvement. Follow these tips from Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning to maximize what you’re getting out of your air conditioner. The Right System for Your Home There are a lot of air conditioner options out there, we can design a system that fits your needs and the size of your home properly. Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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 various factors. Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls Utilizing 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. You won’t need to worry about adjusting the temperature before or after work or before bed. There are also more advanced options to take advantage of 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 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 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 necessary, and eliminate 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 regular maintenance. The same applies for your air conditioner to keep your investment running properly and efficiently. Spring is the perfect time in Odessa 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa at 432-333-2208.