How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start seeing more and more warm days in West Valley. It’s the perfect time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to thoroughly take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and increase its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this many times, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change your filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you take a look at your filter every single month, you’ll begin to figure out how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently move air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, 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 challenges finding one that matches 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 as it should. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you desire individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 801-305-4777, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.