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 notice of your air conditioner efficiency. There are some simple things that can be done to fully reap the perks of your air conditioner's efficiency and increase the lifecycle of your system.
- Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
Changing your air conditioner filter seems to always appear on these lists because it's so crucial. Energy Star suggests changing 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. Check 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 work more efficiently. Dust and build-up in your system may cause your system to work harder and may lead to a shorter lifecycle for your system.
- Ensure 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.
- 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 away? There are a handful of 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 issues 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 operating efficiently and might extend the lifecycle of your system.
- Zoned Heating and Cooling
A zoned heating and cooling system gives 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 money.
Heating and cooling accounts for half of the energy used in your home. Together we can work to ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency. If you haven’t arranged your air conditioner service for the year or have any questions about your home comfort system, give us a call at 520-200-1048.