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How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

Spring has showed up on the calendar, but that doesn't mean we won't have unanticipated warm days. It's never the wrong time of year to take a closer look at your air conditioner efficiency. There are some easy things that can be done to fully receive the perks of your air conditioner's efficiency and increase the life of your system.

 

  1. Swap Your Air Conditioner Filter
    Swapping your air conditioner filter seems to always appear on these lists because it's so important. Energy Star suggests switching your filter every month. The frequency in which you exchange your filter will depend on your filter type and your system. Some filters last more than others. Inspect your filters every month and get a sense of how often your filters need changing. A clean filter will keep air flowing freely in your home which will not only boost your air quality, but also helps your system run more efficiently. Dust and build-up in your system will cause your system to work harder and may lead to a shorter lifetime for your system.

  2. Be Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    Ducts distribute air throughout your home and if they have any leaks, holes or poor connections, you can have a lot of energy being wasted. Not only that, but they might be making your home less comfortable. If you are not positive that your ducts are sealed well, we can help.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    A programmable thermostat can reduce your heating costs as well as your cooling costs. Heating and cooling your home while you're away is wasteful, so why pay to keep your home comfortable when you're gone? There are a few different models of programmable thermostats to choose from, so pick the one that best meets your lifestyle needs.

  4. Arrange Your Annual Tune-Up
    When your air conditioner isn’t having any troubles it’s easy to forget that it can run even more smoothly with an annual tune-up and maintenance check. Annual air conditioner tune-ups   keep your air conditioner running efficiently and might extend the   lifespan of your system.

  5. Zoned Heating and Cooling
    A zoned heating and cooling system provides you individual control over different zones of your home taking advantage of multiple programmable thermostats. This will not only keep you more comfortable, but also save you on energy expenses.

 

Heating and cooling accounts for half of the energy used in your home. Together we can work to make sure your heating and cooling system is working at top efficiency. If you haven’t scheduled your air conditioner service for the year or have any questions regarding your home comfort system, schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 715-356-7000.