How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start seeing a lot of warm days in San Angelo. It’s a great time to examine 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 extend its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this many times, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to exchange your filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you monitor your filter every single month, you’ll begin to see how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Air-Dynamics Inc. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your cooling costs, check into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating effectively. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your air conditioner efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Air-Dynamics Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 325-655-2515, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.