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Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner

May 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 Portland weather. Normally, your air conditioner doesn’t need much of your time or attention, but there’s always room for improvement. Follow these tips from Three Rivers Heating & Cooling to get all you can out of your air conditioner.

  1. The Right System for Your Home
    There are a lot of air conditioner options out there, we can design a system that meets all of your needs and the size of your home properly. Three Rivers Heating & Cooling 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 other factors.

  2. Use a Programmable Thermostat or Comfort Controls
    Installing a programmable thermostat can make it a cinch for you to control your comfort. Using a programmable thermostat, you can customize your temperature schedule for a week at a time. There’s no reason 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.

  3. Help Your Air Conditioner Out
    You don’t need 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 it’s cooler, open the windows so your air conditioner can get some downtime.

    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 eliminate unnecessary costs on your energy bills.

  4. 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 functioning properly and efficiently. Spring is an excellent time in Portland 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 Three Rivers Heating & Cooling in Portland at 503-213-4433.