How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start seeing more and more warm days in Litchfield Park. It’s a great time to review 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 exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter each month, you’ll begin to determine how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will push it work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Cooler Tymes LLC. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your cooling costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s not hard to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating properly. Yearly tune-ups can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance 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 critical. At Cooler Tymes LLC, 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 623-206-6770, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.