How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

Spring has showed up on the calendar, but that doesn't mean we won't have unexpected 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 realize the bonuses of your air conditioner's efficiency and increase the lifecycle of your system.

 

  1. Switch Your Air Conditioner Filter
    Swapping your air conditioner filter seems to always pop up on these lists because it's so essential. Energy Star suggests swapping 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 longer 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 increase your air quality, but also helps your system operate more efficiently. Dust and build-up in your system can cause your system to work harder and could lead to a shorter lifetime for your system.

  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    Ducts distribute air throughout your home and if they have any leaks, holes or poor connections, you could have a lot of energy being wasted. Not only that, but they may 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 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 select 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   lifecycle of your system.

  5. Zoned Heating and Cooling
    A zoned heating and cooling system provides you individual control over different zones of your home using 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 make sure your heating and cooling system is operating at top efficiency. If you haven’t scheduled your air conditioner service for the year or have any questions related to your home comfort system, give us a call at 561-287-7071.

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