How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Spring has arrived 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 note of your air conditioner efficiency. There are some simple things that can be done to fully receive the benefits of your air conditioner's efficiency and increase the lifecycle of your system.

 

  1. Swap Your Air Conditioner Filter
    Changing your air conditioner filter seems to always pop up on these lists because it's so crucial. Energy Star suggests switching your filter every month. The frequency in which you swap out your filter will depend on your filter type and your system. Some filters last much longer. Inspect your filters every month and get a sense of how often your filters need changed out. A clean filter will keep air flowing freely in your home which will not only boost your air quality, but also helps your system operate more efficiently. Dust and build-up in your system may cause your system to work harder and could lead to a shorter lifecycle 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 might have a lot of energy being wasted. Not only that, but they may be making your home less comfortable. If you are not sure your ducts are sealed well, we can help.

  3. Add a Programmable Thermostat
    A programmable thermostat can lessen 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 away? There are a handful of different models of programmable thermostats to pick from, so pick the one that best suits your lifestyle needs.

  4. Arrange Your Annual Tune-Up
    When your air conditioner isn’t having any issues it’s easy to forget that it can be even   better with an annual tune-up and maintenance check. Annual air conditioner tune-ups   keep your air conditioner working efficiently and may extend the   life 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 throughout the year.

 

Heating and cooling accounts for half of the energy used in your home. Together we can work to be sure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. If you haven’t scheduled your air conditioner service for the year or have any questions regarding your home comfort system, give us a call at 561-533-6066 .