Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 Getting a new air conditioner for your home is a big investment, and obviously you want to make certain you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the West Palm Beach weather. Normally, your air conditioner doesn’t require much of your time or attention, but there’s always room for improvement. Follow these tips from Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. to maximize what you’re getting 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. Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 other 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 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 to alert you to service needs. Help Your Air Conditioner Out You don’t want 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 it’s cooler, 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 necessary, and cut down on unnecessary costs on your energy bills. Don’t Forget About Maintenance When you get 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 operating properly and efficiently. Spring is the perfect time in West Palm Beach to schedule an appointment with a professional to inspect and maintain your air conditioner before summer really heats up. If you have any questions, call Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach at 561-656-4255.