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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your New Air Conditioner

Getting a new air conditioner can be exciting—especially when it’s replacing an older, inefficient one. To help you get the most out of your system, the Bryant® pros here at ComfortAire Heating Cooling Fireplaces are sharing several tips you can use. Find them below. And when you need cooling help, know that we’re only one call away: 715-325-3969.

Tips for Your New Air Conditioner

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Your A/C unit is like your car—it needs regular service to function at its best. Trust ComfortAire to help you do that. We’ll clean and tune your new air conditioner once a year, making sure all working parts are in order. This service also helps us catch small issues and fix them before they worsen. It’s a great way to avoid breakdowns and increase your energy efficiency.

Keep Air Filters Clean

Your air filter plays an important role in both home efficiency and indoor air quality. To keep both as optimal as possible, be sure to replace your air filter every one to three months. (Or, for high-efficiency filters, once every six to 12 months.) Clean filters promote good airflow and catch more particulates that may be floating through your ducts.

Set Consistent Temperatures

Keeping your thermostat set in the same range day after day will help reduce the amount of stress put on your air conditioning unit. Of course, you may need to adjust the temperature depending on the weather outside. But the less your temperature changes, the more efficiently your A/C unit will run. You may also want to consider installing a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat, which can schedule changes in temperature for you.

Utilize Your Curtains and Drapes

Summer’s warm weather is nice—until the sun becomes too much. To help keep it from heating up your home and making your A/C work harder, try closing your curtains and drapes during the day. Then, when the sun sets, open them back up. It’s an easy, energy-efficient way to keep the cool temps coming.

Use Ceiling Fans

Fans are a great way to keep your new air conditioner in top shape. They can help distribute air through your home and take the pressure off your system. Be sure to switch the fan’s direction to spin counterclockwise—it will help create a wind-chill effect.

Have Questions? Call ComfortAire

Whether you need answers to cooling questions or about your new air conditioner, count on our team. Call us today in Wisconsin Rapids or Stevens Point—or contact us online.