How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start experiencing an increase in warm days in Groves. It’s a great time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and add years to its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this many times, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to change the filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you take a look at your filter every single month, you’ll begin to figure out how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see better air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Air Solutions, Inc. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s not hard to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating properly. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can accomplish that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your air conditioner efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Air Solutions, Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at its best. Call our professionals today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 409-962-2476, or you can set up an appointment with us online.