How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start experiencing an increase in warm days in Reeds Spring. It’s an ideal time to examine your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy 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 before, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to exchange the filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you monitor your filter every single month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a shorter lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently move air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, take time to look 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 issues finding one that matches 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 will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, 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 home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is operating at its best. Call us today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 417-739-4606, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.