Spring has arrived 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 note of your air conditioner efficiency. There are some easy things that can be done to fully reap the bonuses of your air conditioner's efficiency and increase the life of your system.
- Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
Switching your air conditioner filter seems to always appear on these lists because it's so important. Energy Star suggests swapping 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 longer than others. Check 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 work 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.
- Be Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
Ducts distribute air throughout your home and if they have any leaks, holes or poor connections, you might have a lot of energy being wasted. Not only that, but they may be making your home less comfortable. If you are unsure your ducts are sealed well, we can help.
- Utilize 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 not home? There are a handful of different models of programmable thermostats to pick from, so pick the one that best suits your lifestyle needs.
- Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
When your air conditioner isn’t having any troubles it’s easy to forget that it can be even better with an annual tune-up and maintenance check. Annual air conditioner tune-ups keep your air conditioner running efficiently and could 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 it’s highest efficiency. If you haven’t set up your air conditioner service for the year or have any questions about your home comfort system, give us a call at 319-229-2318.