How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start enjoying a lot of warm days in Saint Peters. It’s a great time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to completely 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 time and time again, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to exchange your filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you take a look at your filter each month, you’ll begin to figure out how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and improvements 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 contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult 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 would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at C-N-O Comfort Zone. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you desire 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 residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At C-N-O Comfort Zone, we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is operating 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 636-578-1777, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.