Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 Buying a new air conditioner for your home is a large investment, and obviously you want to make certain you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Raceland weather. Usually, your air conditioner doesn’t require much of your time or attention, but there are always ways to improve. Follow these tips from Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service 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 perfectly matches your needs and the size of your home properly. Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service 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. Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls Taking advantage of 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 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 alerting you to any service needs. Help Your Air Conditioner Out There’s no reason 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 temperature drops, 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 has to, 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 regular maintenance. The same applies for your air conditioner to keep your investment functioning properly and efficiently. Spring is an excellent time in Raceland 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 Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland at 985-537-6795.