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 a closer look at your air conditioner efficiency. There are some basic things that can be done to fully realize the benefits of your air conditioner's efficiency and lengthen the lifecycle of your system.
- Switch Your Air Conditioner Filter
Switching 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 change your filter will depend on your filter type and your system. Some filters last more than others. Look at 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 improve your air quality, but also helps your system run 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.
- Be 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 might be making your home less comfortable. If you are unsure your ducts are sealed well, we can help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can decrease 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 several different models of programmable thermostats to choose from, so pick the one that best meets your lifestyle needs.
- Set Up Your Annual Tune-Up
When your air conditioner isn’t having any problems it’s easy to forget that it benefits from an annual tune-up and maintenance check. Annual air conditioner tune-ups keep your air conditioner running efficiently and may extend the lifespan of your system.
- 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 make sure your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency. If you haven’t arranged your air conditioner service for the year or have any questions regarding your home comfort system, give us a call at 561-270-6228.