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 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 receive the perks of your air conditioner's efficiency and increase the life of your system.

 

  1. Switch Your Air Conditioner Filter
    Changing your air conditioner filter seems to always appear on these lists because it's so important. 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 more than others. Inspect your filters every month and get a sense of how often your filters need switched out. 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 might lead to a shorter lifetime for your system.

  2. Ensure 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 could be making your home less comfortable. If you are unsure your ducts are sealed well, we can help.

  3. Utilize 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 few different models of programmable thermostats to choose from, so pick the one that best adapts to your lifestyle needs.

  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    When your air conditioner isn’t having any problems 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 working efficiently and may 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 utilizing 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 make sure your heating and cooling system is running at it’s highest efficiency. If you haven’t set up your air conditioner service for the year or have any questions regarding your home comfort system, give us a call at 520-201-3871.

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