Several tips for getting the most from an air conditioner

Making an informed decision is the goal for every consumer these days when everyone is trying to make sure they can stretch their dollar as far as possible. That goes for every appliance that you have, including the air conditioner designed to keep you cool as the climate heats up.

First off, it’s a good idea to do a little research about what you’re buying and looking into the SEER number of the unit that you’re interested in is a great place to start. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating is a standardized test for how well the air conditioner works and getting a unit rated 13 or higher ensures that you have an efficient unit.

The thermostat that you pair with the new unit will make a difference in the efficiency and cost savings that you get. Selecting the programmable variety is the right choice here so that you can adjust the temperatures for those times when you’re home and away. Selecting the right spot for the unit will also make a big difference in its operating efficiency.

Finding a spot that’s unobstructed by shrubs or trees is good planning. Finally, if you’ve got rooms that you don’t use during the summer months, close the vents off so you don’t waste money cooling those areas. For the rooms that are being cooled, make sure the vents aren’t covered by drapery or furniture.

Ultra Comfort has been providing furnace and air conditioning installation and repair services since 1979. They are dedicated to other services as well and carry a fine selection of Napoleon fireplaces. Call them at 519-653-8040 or visit their website at .

 

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