Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner05/08/2015 Purchasing a new air conditioner for your home is a large investment, and of course you want to ensure you are getting the greatest benefit out of it with the Olathe weather. Usually, your air conditioner doesn’t need much of your time or attention, but there are always ways to improve. Follow these tips from Polestar Plumbing, 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 perfectly matches your needs and the size of your home properly. Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the air conditioner that’s perfect 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 set a custom 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 alert you to service needs. Help Your Air Conditioner Out There’s no reason 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 a break. Close the vents and doors of unoccupied rooms to allow the cool air to get 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 buying a new car, most people follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the frequency of oil changes and routine maintenance. The same applies for your air conditioner to keep your investment operating properly and efficiently. Spring is the perfect time in Olathe 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 Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe at 913-432-3342.